A wholesome soup, perfect during the winter months. This is simple, nutritious and always popular (even with children). Add a splash of cream If you want to treat yourself!
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 -5 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
4 leeks-medium size
Chicken stock approx 1 ½ litres
Salt and pepper
Knob of butter
A little olive oil
Heat the chicken stock in a separate pan.
Trim the leeks, removing coarse outer leaves, slice thinly and wash very well.
In a large heavy-based pan, heat a little olive oil, add the butter, onions and garlic and cook slowly until the onions soften. Add the potatoes and leeks, season with salt and pepper and continue to cook on low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add enough hot stock to cover the vegetables and simmer gently until the vegetables are tender, approximately 10 minutes. Liquidize, add more stock if necessary and taste and correct the seasoning if need be.