Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Potato And Leek Soup From The Tummies' Kitchen

Soup diet day 5 - There are known known potato and leek soups. These are potato and leek soups that we already know. There are known unknown potato and leek soups.... hold on a minute!  sorry I was watching a documentary about Donald Rumsfeld and his famous and hilarious quotes just won't leave me alone. I have to admit I have never eaten potato and leek soup before and since one of the tummies has requested it I thought I'd give it a crack. Here I am trying to make something new but also trying to tramp this old lady up a little, in a way it can be called the unknown unknown potato and leek soup haha!
P.S I hope my readers are not tired of seeing yet another soup post! :)

serves 4 generously
you'll need;
2 leeks - white part only, cleaned and thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, bruised
2 bay leaves
2 l of vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
3 tbs of light sour cream
olive oil

you'll also need;
1 leek - white part only, sliced into thin rounds, saute with olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 potatoes, peeled, cubed and roasted til golden
8 slices of prociutto, fry til crisp
feta cheese
walnut (for vegetarian version)

Saute onion and garlic with olive oil til translucent then add in the sliced leeks and continue to cook til leeks are wilted.

Add stock and bay leaves, simmer for an hour.

Remove bay leaves and blend til smooth. Check for seasonings.

Meanwhile, prepare the toppings.

Ladle some soup into a bowl and top with the delicious toppings!

Bon appetit!


  1. This is good! Bet it is so flavorful!

  2. This is another winner! We made the mushroom soup tonight and it was just amazing! Love the texture of the king oyster mushrooms. thanks mate!

  3. Mmm...another delicious soup. I have to squeeze all your soup recipes in long long lists...hahaa..

  4. 哎哟!你在减肥啊?这么可怜呀,天天喝汤...hahaha... anywhere I like it !

  5. Wow I am loving all your soups! You are so innovative!

  6. The Donald Rumsfied quote is very funny and the soup looks so good!

  7. Tigerfish,
    Thank you! It is a lot more delicious than I had imagined :)

    Thanks! I'm so glad you tried the recipe! it is a very delicious mushroom, great in stir fries too!

    Thank you! Just a few more then I need some rice soon!

    正確! 哈哈!不會可憐啊,已經瘦了2公斤! :) 謝謝!

    Haha thank you very much!

    Thank you! I think he is a nutter! :)

  8. OOOHHH!! I love potato soup and those toppings make it all the more delectable!

  9. You never stopped surprising me with your innovations! The opening line is hilarious!

  10. Potato and Leek soup is my all time favourite!!!

  11. Looks sumptuous ! i have not cooked with to do that sometime. Thanks for coming by my blog.

  12. Donna,
    Thank you very much :) I think they are the best bit :)

    Haha thanks! Just trying to be a little creative since I get too bored just cooking the soup ;)

    Really! You must make some! You can see how easy it is.

    Thanks, it is such a beautiful vegetable you must try!

    Thank you! :)

  13. Great recipe again ! I'm loving your soups - especially the mushroom one - as they have great toppings. But I must admit I wanna see other recipes !

  14. Harriet from CarltonJanuary 21, 2010 at 1:06 AM

    Very creative! This is certainly a tramped up potato and leek soup!

  15. Darling we are onto our second day of soup diet, it is a lot easier than I thought. ;) This is another winner!

    Sophia xxx

  16. This is yet another wonderful creation of yours. Lovely pictures!

  17. Sounds interesting.Lovely photograph! Seeing the photos itself makes me hungry.

  18. Very Creative... The Soup looks perfect:)

  19. Potato soup is one of my favorites! The garnish on this looks wonderful.

  20. Wonderful result for someone who never eaten potato and leek soup before! Bravo!

  21. Wow thats wonderfful delicious soup.. perfect for the winter.. looks so so delicious.

  22. Mr. Noddles,
    Thank you! I'll be back to eating normal food soon including the noodle dish I promised you :)

    Thank you! I'm glad you think so :)

    Sophia darling,
    That is wonderful! Ignore all temptations :) xxx

    Thank you very much!

    Haha thank you!

    Rachana Kothari ,
    Oh thanks for the complements :)

    Oh really! Thank you ;)

    Haha I tried my best to be creative :)

    Thank you very much! It really does warm one up :)

  23. You can go on with soups, we like it, and this one is
    A real meal to him alone, I can imagine the sweetneess of the soup and the crunchy of the prosciutto, I am hungry !!!!

  24. From somebody who is starving and trying desperately to keep to some kind of diet... you just killed me!!

  25. Another wonderful soup from you..hey, you are a master in this, I need to learn a lot from you..thanks !!

  26. I could totally go for some homemade soup in this cold rainy weather. That looks delish.

  27. My children's favourite! They always ask me to cook potato and leeks soup. I love all the toppings you added.

  28. Found your blog while googling for twice cooked pork. This is great blog and the soup posts are very useful for our very cold weather at the moment!

  29. Ooooh my. I love a nice potato and leek soup during the winter, but never make it for some reason. With the crispy proscuitto as a topping though I'm definetly going to have give in and make this. :)

  30. I am not a great fan of leaks ...but I do love soup, and this one just is delicious, and has a magnificent presentation, well done thanks for sharing such a great dish. Rico Recipes ..Much love...

  31. I wish I loved leeks.....good on you, sticking to your souping!!!!!!!!

  32. I love leeks and potatoes, the marriage you've made in this soup is paradisiac!!

  33. This looks so warm and comforting...

  34. I can call u soup queen..u r so good in soups..another lovely soup..looks mouthwatering and delicious!

  35. This soup will be great for me.. I made something very similar, but less thick.. with addition of carrots.

  36. Can soup get any better than this!?? YUM

  37. another fab soup you should send over one of your recipes to Deb she has a soup post every sunday

  38. The toppings, as usual are so yummy looking. Are you having soup all the way till the end of the week? but I can never get tired of them hehe :D

  39. I love potatoes & I love bacon. Definitely gonna try this soup :)

  40. OMG this is the best looking potato Leek Soup that I've seen!!!!

  41. chapot,
    Thank you, it is sweet tasting soup so the prociutto goes wonderfully with it.

    Eternally Distracted ,
    Haha thanks! This is our diet and it is working :)

    Gulmohar ,
    Oh thanks! We are here to learn from each other no? :)

    the real mia ,
    Thanks! It is perfect for rainy days!

    Thank you, make some for them today!

    Oh thank you, hope it is of any use to you

    Thank you and please do!

    Ricardo ,
    Thank you very much!

    Kitchen Butterfly ,
    Thank you! It is the first time we stick to something for more than 2 days :)

    The Blonde Duck ,
    Thank you very much!

    kothiyavunu ,
    Haha thanks! I have never done so much soup before :)

    mycookinghut ,
    Thank you! that sounds delicious , the colour will be nicer too.

    Oh thanks :)

    Chow and Chatter,
    Thank you! :) I will contact her, thanks for the informations :)

    noobcook ,
    Thank you very much haha! I'm posting one more tonight otherwise this is become a soup blog :)

    Black swan,
    Please do! Thanks :)

    OH Thank you for such compliments! :)

  42. I;m really loving all your soups and you have never eaten this before! Great job!

  43. Quick check before going back to work :( Another delicious looking soup, the other tummies are so lucky!

  44. Haha that is a very funny quote from that idiot! I will eat soup like this everyday too, how long more is the diet?

  45. I was hoping you will make this and also how different it is going to be, no disappointment here! Tramped up old lady indeed :)

  46. No, I have never been tired of soups. I bet the flavors of this soup must have filled your kitchen while cooking. I love your toppings as well.

  47. 妹妹,来我家领奖,我也要减肥但是我懒得另外煮我的减肥餐 !

  48. Ooooh I love potato and leek soup, and it's been a while since I've eaten it. Your version looks fantastic, and the toppings certainly look delicious. I may even be naughty and sneak extra toppings onto mine.

  49. loving the theme for this week 3 hungry tummies! i am a big fan of soups especially minestrone soup!

    never had bacon with potato and leek soup

  50. Rosa,
    Thanks :) Always a first time :)

    KL girl in MELB,
    Thank you! very lucky indeed!

    Haha thank you! Almost over :)

    love to eat,
    Thank you very much! haha!

    Thank you! Surprisingly me too :) It was a wonderful and inviting smell!


    Conor @ HoldtheBeef ,
    Thank you! I was going to add extra crispy fried pancetta too :)

    Thank you :) That will be part of the next installment! :)

  51. wow..what an healthy and filling are the presentation..


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