Minoo made a staple soup which is Potato Leek Soup. Soup is always great for the cold winter days and what better than a hearty soup with some crusty bread. It is also a great recipe to use up the potatoes which we often buy in bulk in those 10lbs bag.
The leek gave this soup a very refreshing oniony flavour. Make a big batch of the soup and you can freeze your leftover in single portion size in ziplock bags or freezer safe containers and you can have soup any time. Just reheat the soup on the stove on medium heat until it comes back to a simmer. Do not add any cream if you intend to freeze the soup. Add the cream just before serving.
- 7 large potaotoes (leave peels on)
- 3 to 4 leeks
- 3 stalks celery
- 1 large onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- a little fresh basil (or dried ones)
- 2 tablespoons corn oil
- 1 or 2 bay leaf
- a few sprigs fresh parsley, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried ones
- light cream (optional)
- 6 to 8 cups of water
- salt and pepper to taste