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Sharp Cheddar, Potato & Leek Soup

Sharp Cheddar, Potato & Leek Soup

Recipe Ingredients

  1. 3 large leeks

  2. 4 tablespoons butter

  3. 3 medium potatoes

  4. 3 cups water

  5. 1 cup parsley, finely chopped

  6. Salt and freshly ground pepper

  7. Mainland Sharp Cheddar, grated

  8. 4 slices proscuitto

  9. Finely chopped parsley to garnish


Method

  1. Cut the dark green ends from the leeks, trim the bases and discard.

  2. Slice the white part of the leek in half lengthways, then rinse well under running water to dislodge any dirt or grit. Drain on a paper towel and slice thinly.

  3. Heat butter in a large heavy based pot, add the leeks and cook over low heat for 15 minutes until tender.

     

  4. Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch chunks. Add to pot and cook for a further 5 minutes, allowing them to soak up the flavors. Add water and bring to the boil.

  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in Mainland Cheddar cheese.

  6. Cook prosciutto under a broiler or in a pan until crispy.

  7. Crumble into rough shards, scatter over the soup, garnish with parsley and serve hot.


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