Leek and Potato soup

July 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

I know there are hundreds of recipes for leek and potato soup but C made this last night and it was soo satisfying. This is her recipe. Makes 2 large bowls.


  • 3 medium-large potatoes – skinned and diced
  • 2-3 rashers of bacon – diced
  • 1 large leek –  sliced
  • Chopped garlic (as much or as little as you like)
  • Butter / oil
  • Water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped parsley or spring onions (optional)
  • Half a cup of milk or cream


Start by sautéing the bacon in butter and oil, then add the potatoes, then the leeks, stirring for a few minutes in between each. Add the garlic. Once you have a good mix, pour in water until it covers everything with an extra inch of liquid. Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are soft.

Stir in the milk or cream, and parsley. Add salt to taste. Take the soup off the heat. Blitz the soup to preferred consistency (I like it rough) then ladle into bowls. Sprinkle on top the spring onions, fresh pepper and a dash of cream or olive oil. Serve soup warm, with bread.

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