Caramelised onions and leek soup

Caramelised Onion and Leek Soup

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Course Main Course, Soup, starter
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4


  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 sprigs sage
  • 2 leeks cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 1 potato chopped
  • 700 ml stock or water
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 200 ml cream
  • 50 g butter
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large saucepan, over medium high heat, heat the oil with the onions. Sear for 5 minutes until the onions start to colour.
  • Add the leeks, garlic, sage and potatoes, stirring them all round with a wooden spoon for a minute or so. Season with salt, pepper and some chilli flakes.
  • Add the stock or water and the cream and bring to boil. Drop the heat to medium/low, cover and let the soup simmer very gently for a further 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
  • remove the soup from the heat and using a hand blender, blend the soup until smooth.
  • Check the seasoning. Add the butter and swirl to enrich the soup. Keep warm.
  • To serve pour the soup into bowl and sprinkle with extra pepper, chilli flakes and a drizzle of cream.
Keyword butter, christmas, cream, Kevin Dundon, soup, vegetables, winter

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