425g/15oz potatoes, peeled and diced to 5mm/1/3in
110g/4oz onions, diced
900ml/1½pt home-made chicken stock or vegetable stock
120ml/4fl oz creamy milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper
freshly chopped herbs to garnish (optional)
- Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan. When it foams, add the potatoes and onions and toss them in the butter until well coated.
- Sprinkle with salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cover with a butter wrapper or paper lid and the lid of the saucepan. Sweat on a gentle heat for approximately 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring the stock to the boil. When the vegetables are soft but not coloured add the boiling stock and continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
- Add the milk and purée the soup in a blender or food processor. Taste and adjust seasoning. Advertisement
- Serve sprinkled with a few freshly chopped herbs or some of the following garnishes.