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Leek and potato soup

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By Amy


Leek and potato soup

A tasty chunky winter warmer ....
1 lb leeks , sliced thinly
3/4 lb Potatoes
melt 1oz butter in a saucepan
Sweat the leeks in the butter on a gentle heat until nice and soft ,
Add the potatoes cut into small chunks ,
then enough stock to cover the veg .
I use one of those Knorr chicken stock pots ..
Simmer until the potatoes are cooked ,
Then mash or liquidize depending on how you like it ,
add a cup of milk
Salt and pepper to taste

I double all these ingredients to make a big pan full ,
Also each day afterwards you can add other veg .to make a vegetable soup if you like , a handful of peas etc .



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Looks delicous

2 Dec, 2009

 

MMMMmmmmmmmm me & My Daughter love Potatoe&Leek Soup Amy & this looks so much better than the Tinned 1s from shops :) Did u make it yourself? :)

2 Dec, 2009

 

looks yum!

2 Dec, 2009

 

I like your Avator Michaella is that your Christmas tree? :)

2 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Yes Jacque .. I have a big pan on the cooker at the moment , it's so tasty and you don't need to stick to those quantities you can put in more of one veg. less of another ..
Another thing is that you can control your own salt .. apparently there is more salt in a can of soup than you should have in a week ..
A can of butter beans goes nicely in it after the first day and is very filling for a warm lunch .....

2 Dec, 2009

 

There is more salt in Jamie Olivers pasta sauce than in the sea and the same goes as you said in a week in other pasta sauces, and salt helps retain fat and water in the body.

2 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Morgana and Michaella , i'm having this for my lunch .........

2 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

It's not good for high blood pressure either Morgana , I don't know why they put so much salt in everything when they know it's so bad for you !

2 Dec, 2009

 

I've made this too Amy, looks like pretty much the same recipe, its yummy , lovely with a bit (or a lot) of cream swirled on it, my mouths watering now.

2 Dec, 2009

 

Amy can u plez PM me the recipe :) I became Vegetarian again last monday to benifit my Health/Hormones & cant find my old Recipes ? :(

2 Dec, 2009

 

I just went next door to my Mum's and she has a pan of leek and tatty soup(as she calls it) on the hob that she made this morning, so I have the added bonus of being able to smell it and taste it....haha

2 Dec, 2009

 

LOL .. Now I am having leek and potatoe soup right now. But it's from a packet.
I will copy this recipe down. Thank you Amy :o)
It looks very nice.

2 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Ooohhhh....yummmmmy...I love leek and potato soup! Add this to favourites so I can find it again next year when I've grown some leeks!

2 Dec, 2009

 

I don't believe it!! (as VM said). Have just been making this very soup - our favourite - and tune into GOY and see your recipe, Amy! Many Thanks! :-))

2 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

I'm just eating some vegetable soup....bound to be some leek in it somewhere lol (not homemade!)

2 Dec, 2009

 

looks very tasty......must give it a go

2 Dec, 2009

 

looks yummy, only thing is i dont like leeks amy,, love potatoes though lol,:o)) love homemade soups to warm us up through the cold days.

2 Dec, 2009

 

Oooh Amy....this is my favorite soup......I can taste it from here.......

2 Dec, 2009

 

My favourite....looks lovely...any left?

2 Dec, 2009

 

Looks delicious. I made a large potfull last week but it has all gone now :)

2 Dec, 2009

 

Oh, No !... am I too late ?
Did Phil eat the last of this ? ;o)

2 Dec, 2009

 

No one had a chance, TT, I ate it all myself (haha!)

2 Dec, 2009

 

Oh.. never mind ...Gee... I guess you have an excuse, having to cope with all that flooded garden...
...you needed the energy for baling out and for bowls...that's the game bowls.... oh, well....maybe both kinds of bowls. Lol.

2 Dec, 2009

uma
Uma
 

Amy, the soup looks tasty! Love leeks!

2 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

It looks as though this is a winner everybody's favourite ... except Sandra . never mind Sandra you can change the leeks for another veg. that you do like !
You are lucky Busylizzy having a mum next door to make it for you ,
Hywel buy some nice big leeks the next time you go to the market and then make a big pan full it will last you for several days .. or freeze some for later !
Help yourself Phil ... Oh sorry TT .. Phil had the last drop ..LOL...

David / Milky , pleased to hear it's a favourite with you to , Sid you can't wait until next year !!
Gee .How odd that so many peoples thoughts turned to a nice pot of soup and in particular Leek and potatoe . it's that lovely warming comfort food , :o)

2 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Uma , another one that likes leeks :o)

2 Dec, 2009

 

yes i thought about parsnips with potatoe ;o)) it still looks yummy even though i dont like leeks amy x

2 Dec, 2009

 

I often substitute the leeks for cabbage, kale, spring greens. As I tend to go to the supermarket after work (9pm) I can usually get "greenery" of some kind or other reduced "for quick sale" at the end of the day. We haven't eaten our homemade soup yet, it's for tomorrow. I always make soup a day ahead, as find that the flavour improves (mind you, will be having a sneaky tasting now and then this evening! :-)

2 Dec, 2009

 

Yummy Amy! Ian often makes this and vegetable soups.....love them. Once a week in winter I make a vegetable Lasagne with all the bits of veg left......:o)

2 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

David you are quite right it is better the next day , I don't know how you find the time to do all that you do !!!

Carrots Sandra , carrots mashed into the pots. is lovely , parsnips I think overpower it a bit ... 'cos that depends on how much you like them :o)

The Lasagne sounds good Janey , I think I could eat a lot of things without meat !

2 Dec, 2009

 

We like it better than the meat version Amy...it's so tastey....Ian had 20 years meat free, but succumbed to a bit of crackling....Lol!

2 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I will try that Janey , I hadn't even thought of it .. my son decided to be a vegetarian when he was a student , it was the bacon that he succumbed to .lol...

2 Dec, 2009

 

It looks delicious Amy....I'll be right over.

3 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Gilli .. see you soon :o))

3 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Veggy lasagne is yummi - much prefer it to the meat version!

3 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I will deffinately being trying it Sarah ... I like any kind of veg. and hadn't thought of doing a Lasagne without meat , it sounds great !

3 Dec, 2009

 

Looks beautiful Amy. My Mum makes a 'mean' leek and potato soup too - she's naughty though as she puts cream in - gorgeous.

3 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

That's not naughty Dawn thats nice ..LOL.. I put it in as well , just a swirl over the top :o)

3 Dec, 2009

 

I think I've got to make some .... now. I have the ingredients :-)

3 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks for the recipe Amy will give it a try, putting leeks on 2morrows shopping list right now!

3 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Carole , If you like leeks you will like it .. :o)

3 Dec, 2009

 

I made it yesterday Amy - beautiful, thanks for the recipe.

4 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Well done Dawn , did it come up to your mums standard ? nobody makes it like a mum ... LOL...

4 Dec, 2009

 

Hi Amy, well, although I say it myself, I think so. I mashed mine, I quite like the lumpy bits. I'm going to take her some tomorrow to see what she thinks :-)

4 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I mash mine as well Dawn , It seems to be more of a meal and filling with the chunks in it ... I hope your mum likes it :- )

4 Dec, 2009

 

She did Amy. I went up this morning and she was very pleased.

5 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Well done Dawn , that's a thumbs -up and a gold star for you ... LOL....

5 Dec, 2009

 

A good nourishing soup, lovely for this time of the year.

5 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks DD .. :o)

5 Dec, 2009

 

Leek and tattie our favourite. For a quick stock I simmer 4-9 chicken drum sticks for 20mins in a pan of water. No salt added. I strain it off and put the drumsticks in the oven with a sprinkling of chinese 5 spice or whatever i have until cooked. The family love them and can be eaten with salad or cooked winter veggies or take meat off the bones and make curry. With the tiniest knob of butter I glaze the leeks and potatoes,addd the stock and season to taste. Hubby had jaundice 40 years ago and I was not allowed to use stock cubes and had to devise a way of using something else. i make carrot and coriander soup with a pound of carrots and I use a pestle and mortar to crush one tablesp of coriander seeds. Liquidise it and strain it through a sieve if you object to the small pieces of seed you might find. Makes a delicious soup. We are very old fashioned I cook on an Esse cooker fired with anthracite built in 1946. It is wonderful. Kettle is always on.

6 Dec, 2009

 

sorry i missed this before but written it down so will be trying it this week.

6 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thats a good tip Madabout ,I never use salt , I let people add their own afterwards , I must admit that I don't use stock cubes unless i'm right out of stock , I usually freeze chicken stock after I have cooked a chicken and then use it for these recipes .

I love carrot and corriander soup , In fact I like all vegetables and could eat veggy soups everyday ..
How nice to have such a wonderful old cooker ! things were made to last when that was made ... I bet your kitchen is always cosy and warm as well .................

welcome to GOY .. i'm sure you will find it great fun and you will always have somewhere to come for advice .. Happy gardening ............

I hope you will like it Carole :o)

6 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Amy I love this recipe part of the site what a good addition. Every visitor lands in the kitchen because its the heart of the house. I am trying to lose weight and eating home made soup is a tried and tested remedy because it is filling, nutritous and non fattening. Even the tattie soup is slimming. We have thought of having it converted to oil but we get a lot of power cuts so will stick with the coal.

6 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Enjoy the soup , it's good for you !

I don't blame you for keeping the coal , at least you will always be warm . We have had a woodburner installed in our sitting room and we love it ........

6 Dec, 2009



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