Irish Potato and Leek Soup

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  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cup leeks, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 medium potatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cup water or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 cup light cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, chopped


Step 1

In a large pan, heat the oil and add the leeks, celery, onion and garlic. Saute over medium heat until vegetables are soft.

Step 2

Stir in vegetable stock or water, potatoes, salt, pepper and thyme. Bring to a boil.

Step 3

Simmer over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Add the cream and herbs and return to a light simmer, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Remove soup from heat and let sit a few minutes before serving.

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