Potato and Leek Soup is a classic French dish also called ‘Potage Parmentier‘. This hearty soup has a wonderful flavour because the leeks are sauteed first, which caramelizes and intensifies their taste.
Soup is the dieter’s best friend. It’s high in water and fibre (making you fill “full”), but low in fat, carbohydrates and calories. Vegetable soups are healthy and easy to make. A nice, big bowl of home-made vegetable soup is one of the best ways to get a lot of the veggies you need all in one dish. This Potato and Leek Soup is adapted from Tefal Cuisine Companion ‘1 Million Menus’.
Potato and Leek Soup
- 2 Leeks
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 40 g butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 500 g potatoes (Coliban or Desiree)
- 750 ml vegetable or chicken stock
- 250 ml thickened cream
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Thinly sliced fresh chives, to serve
- Trim and roughly chop the leek. Peel the garlic. Place the leek and garlic in the bowl fitted with the ultrablade knife and mix at speed 12 for 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
- Add the butter and oil and launch the P1 slow cook program at 130C for 5 mins. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
- Peel and cut the potatoes into 2cm dice. Add the potatoes to the bowl with the stock and launch the P2 soup program 100C for 50 mins. At the end of the program add the cream, salt and pepper and mix on speed 10 for 20 seconds. Top with chives and serve with crusty bread.
Disclaimer: I am part of the founding members of the Tefal Cuisine Companion Club. To this effect, I received a complementary Cuisine Companion from Tefal. All opinions, words and photos are my own.
What is your favourite soup? Do you make your own soup or buy it?