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Leek and Potato Soup<

Leek and Potato Soup

Submitted By:
Bunty Cass

Background Info:
One cold afternoon afternoon I popped into Petersham Nursery and the most delicious bowl of soup of my life. I asked the chef what the magic ingredient was and he said Thyme. It really makes all the difference. I never got the full recipe but this is my never fail version.
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Cooking Instructions:
Dice 1 large potato - and fry this gently in a large saucepan in two tablespons of butter.

Chop 2 leeks discarding the green leafy bits and add to pan.

Allow to sweat in the butter for 5 mins.

Add a few sprigs of thyme, a pinch of salt and pepper, a bay leaf and 13/4 pints of good vegetable stock.

Simmer for 20 - 30 minutes.

Remove Bay Leaf and Thyme - discard.

Blitz up until smooth.

Serve with crusty bread.
2 Leeks
1 large Potato
1 bay leaf
1 sprig thyme
Salt and Pepper
1 3/4 pints Vegetable Stock
2 tablespoons of Butter