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Roasted Potato Leek Soup

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Easy
  • Prep time
    › 35 min
  • Cook time
    › 1 hr 30 min
  • Serves
    › 6-8


900g potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks

4 cups chopped leeks, white and light green parts, cleaned of all sand (4 leeks)

1/4 cup good olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 cups baby rocket, lightly packed

1/2 cup dry white wine, plus extra for serving

6 to 7 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade

3/4 cup heavy cream

230g creme fraiche

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish

Crispy Shallots, recipe follows, optional

Crispy Shallots:

1 1/2 cups olive oil or vegetable oil

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

5 to 6 shallots, peeled and sliced into thin rings

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