Propper Leak & Potato Soup

No extras, no daft ingrediants and dumb blenders.

Preparation Time

h m

Cook Time

h m

Servings

0

Ingredients

Instructions

Step 1:

  • 1) cut off leak greens (the flappy darker green bits
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  • 2) quarter the leaks length ways.
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  • 3) now dice your quarters into chunks.
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  • 4) rinse chunks in colander
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  • 5) crush your garlic under the flat of a knife, peel, then chop.
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  • 6) add enough butter/spread to coat bottom of pot on a low heat, usually around 40 grams for my pot
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  • 7) add leaks and garlic, sweat off on low to med heat till soft usually 10 mins. If they are browning, your temperature is too high.
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  • 8) while leaks sweat, peel potatoes, rinse off potatoes, dice into half inch or so cubes.
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  • 9) once leaks are sweated add all remaining ingredients, that’s the stock cubes, boiling water, potatoes
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  • 10) add a sprinkle of salt(half teaspoon) and pepper to your tastes, simmer gently till potatoes are soft.
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  • 11) when potato’s are soft, use potatoes masher in pan and gently pulp the potato’s
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  • 12) serve, with bread if you like, enjoy, simples.
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  • total cost of ingredients + electricity usage at 2012 rates is less than £2.50, for 6 very large portions that’s 41p per serving.
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  • its also very healthy at <400 cals per bowl and full of good things 🙂