BlueCheeseSoupWhite Potato, Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Soup

Ingredients
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 medium (about 700g) peeled potatoes, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2 leeks, pale section only, washed, dried, thinly sliced
  • 1.25l (5 cups) vegetable stock
  • 3 thick slices day-old white bread, crusts removed, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbs finely chopped fresh chives

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until the onion softens. Add the potato and leek and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until leek softens.
  2. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and gently boil, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potato is soft. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C. Place bread in a roasting pan. Drizzle with remaining oil and toss until bread is evenly coated. Toast in preheated oven, shaking pan occasionally, for 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove croutons from oven and set aside.
  4. Transfer one-third of the potato mixture to the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a clean saucepan. Repeat in 2 more batches with the remaining potato mixture.
  5. Place the soup over medium heat. Add the cream and stir to combine. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until hot. Taste and season with salt.
  6. Ladle the soup among serving bowls. Sprinkle with chives and top with croutons. Serve immediately.
Courtesy oftaste.com.au

soupWhite Potato and Leek Soup

Ingredients

  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 medium (about 700g) peeled potatoes, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2 leeks, pale section only, washed, dried, thinly sliced
  • 1.25l (5 cups) vegetable stock
  • 3 thick slices day-old white bread, crusts removed, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbs finely chopped fresh chives

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until the onion softens. Add the potato and leek and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until leek softens.
  2. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and gently boil, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potato is soft. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C. Place bread in a roasting pan. Drizzle with remaining oil and toss until bread is evenly coated. Toast in preheated oven, shaking pan occasionally, for 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove croutons from oven and set aside.
  4. Transfer one-third of the potato mixture to the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a clean saucepan. Repeat in 2 more batches with the remaining potato mixture.
  5. Place the soup over medium heat. Add the cream and stir to combine. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until hot. Taste and season with salt.
  6. Ladle the soup among serving bowls. Sprinkle with chives and top with croutons. Serve immediately.
Courtesy of taste.com.au

ItaliansoupWhiteItalian Potato & Tomato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 litre vegetable stock
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 400g medium smooth potatoes, skin-on and 1cm diced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 150g Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 1 tbsp oregano, chopped (optional)

Method:

  1. Place the stock in a large saucepan and add the leek, potatoes and tomatoes.  Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the cabbage and oregano and simmer for a further 3-4 minutes. Season to taste. Serve hot.
  3. For a special occasion replace some of the stock with a glass of red wine.
  4. Suitable for freezing, simply thaw and cook until piping hot.

Courtesy of manyfacesofpotatoes.com/uk/