Todd fancied a nice hot bowl of soup today for his dinner. I never use tinned soups if I can help it. Homemade soup is so much tastier and not that hard to make. I had leeks in the vegetable drawer and so I made him a pot of Potato and Leek Soup. I was actually surprised that I had not posted my recipe on here yet, so here you go . . . today you get my recipe for Potato and Leek Soup!
What can I say about it? It's velvety and it's rich . . . it's smooth and it's delicious.
The flavour of the leek is not too overpowering. I have had potato and leek soup in the past where I am burping up the flavour of leeks for hours afterwards . . . this is just a nice balance of flavours. You know it is potato and leek, but the leek doesn't jump out and bite you!
It has a beautiful colour. Sometimes potato and leek soup can look kind of grey . . . this is a gorgeous pale green . . . and there is the added richess which comes from the addition of cream and a slight tang from the addition of buttermilk.
Today I topped it with some buttery croutons I made from buttered sour dough bread that I baked in the oven until they were crunchy and a few chopped spring onions. It looked really nice. In any case if you are looking for a really good Potato and Leek Soup recipe . . . I reckon you just hit the jackpot, because this . . . is it!
*Potato and Leek Soup*