As a contrast to this, Leek Soup is essentially a soup for a cool or cold night.


1 bunch of leeks, a few potatoes, small slices of toasted bread, salt and pepper. Butter.


Cook the leeks in a little butter till well browned, then pour about 1 1/2 pints of boiling water over them, bring to the boil and add a few uncooked potatoes, cut in small pieces. Season highly with salt and pepper and simmer till the potatoes are cooked, but not overdone. Put a small piece of toasted bread in each soup plate and pour the soup over it, allotting 1 or 2 leeks to each person. Time: About 1 hour or less.