Step 1: 1) cut off leak greens (the flappy darker green bits
Step 3: 2) quarter the leaks length ways.
Step 5: 3) now dice your quarters into chunks.
Step 7: 4) rinse chunks in colander
Step 9: 5) crush your garlic under the flat of a knife, peel, then chop.
Step 11: 6) add enough butter/spread to coat bottom of pot on a low heat, usually around 40 grams for my pot
Step 13: 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.
Step 15: 8) while leaks sweat, peel potatoes, rinse off potatoes, dice into half inch or so cubes.
Step 17: 9) once leaks are sweated add all remaining ingredients, that’s the stock cubes, boiling water, potatoes
Step 19: 10) add a sprinkle of salt(half teaspoon) and pepper to your tastes, simmer gently till potatoes are soft.
Step 21: 11) when potato’s are soft, use potatoes masher in pan and gently pulp the potato’s
Step 23: 12) serve, with bread if you like, enjoy, simples.
Step 25: total cost of ingredients + electricity usage at 2012 rates is less than £2.50, for 6 very large portions that’s 41p per serving.
Step 27: its also very healthy at <400 cals per bowl and full of good things 🙂