Tuesday, 18th September 2018
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This is the classic French chilled soup- but should the weather turn you can heat it to make a Leek and Potato Soupa. This is the classic French chilled soup- but should the weather turn you can heat it to make a Leek and Potato Soup.

Ingredients

- 6 Leeks

- 1 Large Potato

- 1 Med Onion

- 100g. Butter

- 1 Litre Chicken or Vegetable Stock

- 4 Tablespoons Cream.

- Chopped Chives.

Method

Discard any tough or damaged parts of the leek and chop the rest finely. Put into a collander or sieve and wash thoroughly under running water.

Peel and chop the potato and onion and sweat them with the Leeks in the butter in a covered pan on the lowest heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Check these from time to time, they should sweat very slowly and not brown.

Add the stock and continue simmering until soft.

Liquidize the mixture and then sieve it (it should be as smooth as velvet).

Taste and season - as it will be served chilled it needs to be well seasoned.

Chill completely.

Stir a tablespoon of cream into each bowl just before serving.

(If the weather disimproves serve hot)

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