Melt the butter in a soup pan and add the leeks. Cook over a simmering flame for 3 minutes, continuously stirring until translucent, not allowing the leeks or butter to colour.
Add 1.5l of water and bring it to a boil. Add 1 level teaspoon of coarse sea salt to the pan, add the potatoes and simmer for 25 minutes.
Blend well and add the cream, salt and pepper before blending again.
Allow the soup to cool and then refrigerate for at least three hours. Sprinkle with chives and chervil to serve.
2 smooth potatoes (such as Desiree), peeled and finely diced
6 leeks, cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces
750 ml chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
A dash of nutmeg
1 ½ to 2 cups of sour cream or double cream
1 tablespoon of finely chopped chives
1 tablespoon of finely chopped chervil.
Simple and fresh ingredients, serve warm with a fresh leaf salad any time of the year.
Rustle up homemade potato wedges, flavoured with a spicy chilli mix and paired with your favourite dip. Perfect for snacking on or as a side dish to a main meal.
Boulangère potatoes are delicious with steak. Thinly sliced smooth potatoes, such as Desiree are slowly baked until they are golden on top and soft below
"The first time I discovered smoked paprika was on roast potatoes served as tapas with smoked paprika mayonnaise. Before then, I'd assumed chorizo was spiced with plain paprika and then the whole sausage was smoked. It was a revelation and I've had a long lasting smoked paprika period since then. I serve the potatoes and pepper mixture with lamb as a little celebration of Spring."