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Leek and potato soup


Leek and potato soup
A classic of French family cooking.
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Last modified on: October 3rd 2010

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
30 min.12 min.42 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #1
Peel 1 kg potatoes.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Cut into small pieces, wash and dry in a towel.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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Wash 3 leeks.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Cut into small pieces.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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In a very large pan or casserole, melt 30 g butter over a medium fheat then add 1 shallot chopped and salt.

Cook for a minute or two.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Add the potatoes and leeks, mix well.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Add 2 litres water and 2 chicken stock cubes.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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Cook with the lid on until the potatoes are soft (well cooked).

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Blend to give a really smooth soup.

Stage 10
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Taste to be sure that's sufficiently well salted, add pepper if you like it.

Serve as it is or with a dash of cream and/or croutons (small pieces of toasted or fried bread).

Remarks

For a richer version, you can , before blending, add 300 ml liquid cream.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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