Irish Leek, Potato and Oatmeal Soup

Make a hearty, comforting soup.


  • 3 large leeks (washed, trimmed and sliced into 1" pieces)
  • 3 large potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 50 g butter
  • 2 tblsp oatmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0.50 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tblsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tblsp cream


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the milk and butter to the boil over moderate heat.
  2. When the butter has melted, stir in the oatmeal and cook the mixture, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the leeks, potatoes, salt and pepper and cover the pan.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the parsley, increase the heat and bring the soup to the boil.
  6. Put the cream into the bottom of a warmed soup tureen (or divide between 4 soup bowls) pour in the soup, and serve at once.


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