IRELAND IS busy bracing itself for another long winter of inclement weather and it's the same at The Irish Post.
Freezing temperatures, strong winds, torrential rain and maybe even a spot of snow could all be on the cards in the weeks to come - but there is hope.
We've come up with the perfect recipe to warm the cockles and keep the wolves from the door: a traditional Irish potato soup.
It's full of the kind of ingredients sure to be found in your local shop or supermarket and is guaranteed to go down a treat with anyone seeking a distinctly Irish dish.
Offered up via MyRecipes.com, here's everything you need to know.
What you will need:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 3 leeks, sliced
- 3 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- A topping of shredded cheddar cheese
- A handful of crumbled cooked bacon
- A handful of chopped fresh chives
How to make it:
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat.
- Stir in the onion and leek. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
- Stir in the potato. Cover again and cook for another 15 minutes.
- Add the broth, salt, and pepper. Bring the mix to the boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer the mixture for 30 minutes.
- Remove once the potato has become tender. Leave to cool.
- Using a blender, process batches of the soup until smooth.
- Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook until warm.
- Add a combination of the cheddar, bacon, and chives.
Best served with a bit of bread in front of a roaring fire. Enjoy!
** Originally Published on: Oct 5, 2018