It’s nearly the end of Winter! Quick one last soup before it gets too warm! Although to be fair there probably is another 2 or 3 months before we really feel a difference in the temperatures! Both Darling-Chéri and myself have been feeling a bit under the weather recently, so the idea of a light meal made of soup, a couple of toasts and some ham felt very appealing, saving our energy to curl up on the sofa while watching repeats of The Big Bang Theory.
I made an executive call on the soup flavour as I had bought some leek a week ago and we hadn’t manage to eat it. So Leek & Potato soup it would be. I scouted the web for a few recipes, picked ideas here and there, and here is what we ended up with:
1 chicken or vegetable cube
1 tsp ground nutmeg
Peel and wash the leeks and potatoes
Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the shallots and leek. Stir and cook for 10 minutes.
Add the potatoes, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Stir, then add the water, milk and chicken cube.
Cook for another 30 minutes.
I really liked it as a broth but Darling-Chéri prefers it blended throughout with a spoonfull of crème fraiche for a smooth result. You can then decorate with a dusting of ground nutmeg and serve with hot toasts or croutons!