Potato and Leek Soup

This is a very easy recipe with a delicious end result. Perfect for a mid week meal on a cold cold day!

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 large leek (dark green part removed), cut into half and then sliced.
  • 750gms potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 100gms crème fraiche
  • 1.5 cubes of chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbspn butter
  • 1 tspn oil


  1. Heat oil and butter in a pot.
  2. When heated, add leek, potatoes and onion. Fry for 10 minutes on medium heat. Add black pepper.
  3. Add stock to 500ml of hot water and add to the pot of veggies. Cook till potatoes are cooked, another 15-20mins.
  4. When veggies are cooked, blend till smooth, in batches if needed.
  5. Add blended soup back to the pot, adjust seasoning, add more water if needed.
  6. Whisk the crème fraiche with some soup in a separate bowl. Add to the soup, 2tbspn at a time, tasting all the time to ensure the right amount of creaminess.
  7. Heat through. Enjoy with warm crusty bread.

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