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Leek, Onion & Potato Soup (Delia)

Discussion in 'SW Winter Warmer Recipes' started by StaceyUK, 1 December 2008 Social URL.

  1. StaceyUK

    StaceyUK Gold Member

    This is soo nice! I made a few adjustments to make it SW friendly.

    Leek, Onion and Potato Soup

    [​IMG] Serves 4

    4 large leeks
    1 medium onion, chopped small
    2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
    2 oz (50 g) butter (substitute Flora Ex Light for 5 syns)
    1½ pints (850 ml) vegetable stock (substitute Chicken Bovril or Vecon)
    10 fl oz (275 ml) milk (semi skimmed as part of HEX A)
    salt and freshly milled black pepper

    To serve:
    1½ tablespoons snipped fresh chives or chopped fresh parsley
    2 tablespoons cream or crème fraiche (subsitute Total 2% Greek yogurt for negligible syns [1/2 syn for pot])(I tried Total 0% but it curdled a bit)

    Begin by trimming the leeks, discarding the tough outer layer. Now split them in half lengthways and slice them quite finely, then wash them thoroughly in two or three changes of water. Drain well. In a large, thick-based saucepan, gently melt the butter, then add the leeks, onions and potatoes, stirring them all round with a wooden spoon so they get a nice coating of butter. Season with salt and pepper, then cover and let the vegetables sweat over a very low heat for about 15 minutes.

    After that, add the stock and milk, bring to simmering point, cover and let the soup simmer very gently for a further 20 minutes or until the vegetables are soft – if you have the heat too high the milk in it may cause it to boil over. Now you can put the whole lot into a blender – leave it to cool a little first – and blend to a purée. If you have to blend the soup in batches, make sure you have a bowl to hand to put the first batch into.

    Now return the soup to the saucepan and reheat gently, tasting to check the seasoning. Add a swirl of cream or crème fraîche before serving and sprinkle with freshly snipped chives or parsley.
    This recipe is taken from The Delia Collection: Soup and Delia's Vegetarian Collection.
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  3. lentil2

    lentil2 Gold Member

    I have a leek and potato soup in the slow cooker now!
    I just put in a chicken stock cube, about a pint of water, leek, potatoes and mustard powder for a bit of a kick.
    Really tasty and totally syn free.
  4. StaceyUK

    StaceyUK Gold Member

    That sounds lovely. Never thought about mustard powder. Sounds nice! I did have to add quite a bit of salt to Delia's soup so maybe mustard powder would've given it that extra pizzaz that it was lacking.
  5. MrsEdz

    MrsEdz Silver Member

    I'm making leek & potato soup today! must be the cold weather!
  6. Chere

    Chere Member

    This sounds a super winter warmer, am going to make this the weekend. Thankyou StaceyUK :)
  7. Chere

    Chere Member

    This is yummy !! Even my husband loved it and asked for more. Thankyou StaceyUK xx
  8. Chere

    Chere Member

    This soup is so tasty I've had to make 2 batches today. Its most deff a winner !! xx
  9. cirsty89

    cirsty89 Full Member

    I will be trying this today!! Sounds yummy!! x

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