Keeping it simple, this creamy potato soup is made with just a handful of ingredients. Add some cheese on top and you have a delicious lunch or supper that costs next to nothing.
1 finely chopped leek green and white
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large or 2 small potatoes
½ pint milk (plus extra)
1 teaspoon dried mace
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Chopped fresh Chives
or cooked bacon bits
Peel and roughly chop potatoes along with the leek.
Add leek and garlic to a medium-sized saucepan together and fry for a couple of minutes. When soft but not coloured add the cubed potatoes and cover with milk. Simmer until potatoes as well cooked and soft.
Blitz with a mixer until mostly smooth, you can leave a few small chunks for a hearty texture. Add more milk, a dash at a time, until the soup reaches your preferred consistency.
Add mace and season to taste, then serve garnished with topping of your choice.