'V' Scottish Leek and potato (tattie) soup



  1. 2 tbsp butter/margerine
  2. 1 garlic clove
  3. 2 good sized leeks (1lb)
  4. 1 good sized potatoes (1lb)
  5. 1 litre of veg stock
  6. 1/2 pints /225mls of milk or cream
  7. 1 salt and pepper to taste


  1. 1..clean and chop leeks
  2. melt butter/margerine in pan and add leeks and garlic
  3. fry them on low heat until leeks are soft about 10 mins
  4. peel potatoes and chop into cubes
  5. add all remaining ingredients to pan with exception of milk/cream bring soup to boil, then simmer until potatoes are cooked about 20mins
  6. mash or blend 3/4 of soup,I like to leave it a bit chunky
  7. just before serving pour milk/cream into soup and stirr well
  8. if you intend to freeze do not add milk/cream to pan instead add to each soup bowl