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Phil’s Leek and Potato Soup

October 18th, 2009 · post by xhannahx · Make a comment

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Everything’s changing. The nights are getting darker, there are Christmas adverts on the TV and I’ve had to dig out the musty old winter coat. Where did the summer go?! It’s time to ditch the salads and start on the soups and stews! (Nom nom nom!) Make a mass batch then freeze it down in cheap tubs and heat it through when you want a quick snack or before leaving for work and bung in a flask! I’m really into root vegetables so expect a lot of recipes in the next few weeks! You can use any leftover vegetables and bulk them out using lentils, pulses, barley or soup mix and a couple of stock cubes. Easy!
This recipe is from Phil and kept us full and warm when we on a mega budget in Canada. It’s bloody fantastic!

Phil Chokeword’s leek and potato soup

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What you need to feed 2 people
1 leek (sliced)
1 onion (I prefer red), peeled and chopped
2 stock cubes
2 tbsp margarine
3-4 potatoes (peeled and cubed)
appox. 1-4 cup soymilk
Black pepper to taste

What you do:
1. Place the margarine into a big pan and melt on a low heat.

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2. Add the onion and leek and fry for a couple of minutes until they are soft. (Keep stirring them or they’ll burn!)

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3. Add the potato, sprinkle the stock cubes over then cover in boiling water.

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4. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the potato is soft when you poke it with a fork.

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5. Turn off the heat, add the soya milk and some pepper to taste and mash with a potato masher or hand blender if you like it less chunky.

6. Serve with bread and a log fire (optional)

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