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Potato Soup With Aged Irish Cheddar

Potato Soup With Aged Irish Cheddar
Recipe Date:
November 2, 2023
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Imperial (US)
Potato soup is a classic. This recipe is quick and easy-to-make while the addition of aged cheddar cheese brings richness, plus nutty and peppery undertones. Feel free to garnish with your favourite toppings, whether croutons, fresh herbs and extra grated Cheddar when serving.
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled and roughly diced
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cups leeks, green tops removed and whites chopped
  • 1 cup Irish style cheddar (Dubliner is a great choice), grated
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tbsps salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper

Heat a medium size pot over medium high heat. Add in the butter and melt. Next. add the onion, leeks and garlic, cook while stirring constantly for roughly 2 minutes or until the vegetables are translucent. 
Add in potatoes and water. Turn the heat to medium-low and simmer until the vegetables are tender (roughly 30 minutes). 
Transfer the soup to a blender and add the grated cheese. Purée for at least 1 minute to ensure a smooth texture. Add water to adjust consistency if needed. Adjust season with salt and pepper if needed. 
Serves six as a starter. 
*Irish-style Cheddar cheese is a Cheddar made from grass-grazing cows. The cheese is fruity and creamy, with the aged style boasting a delicious sharp, rich flavour. 

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