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Sulphur dioxide and
3989 / 957
of which saturated (g)
of which sugars (g)
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supplied by Hello Chef. The cooking process and
additional ingredients added at home will affect
Before you start
Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking.
1 Prep vegetables
Wash, trim and finely slice the leeks (make sure to remove any grit between the leaves). Peel and chop the potatoes into bite-size pieces. Peel and finely chop or crush the garlic. Strip the thymeleaves and chop them finely.
2 Saute leeks
Heat a soup pot over a low heat with the butter. Once hot, add the chopped leeks with a generous pinch of salt and cook, covered, for 7-8 min until very soft but not browned. Once soft, add the garlic and thyme and cook for 30 secs further.
3 Simmer soup
Add the potatoes, bayleaves, stockcube and water. Increase the heat to medium and simmer for 20 min until the potatoes are falling apart.
Meanwhile, finely chop the chives and set aside. Grate the Gruyere. Mix the Dijon mustard with the gratedGruyere and cheddar. Sandwich the cheese mixture in between the sourdoughslices.
5 Fry croutons
Heat a drizzle of oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the cheese sandwiches and place a smaller pan directly on top of them. Place a heavy weight (e.g. several cans) onto the smaller pan and fry for 2-3 min per side until golden. Remove the pan from the heat. Leave the sandwiches in the pan, covered, to keep warm.
Once ready, remove the bayleaves from the soup. Use a hand-held blender to puree the soup until smooth. Add the sourcream, chopped chives and a generous grind of blackpepper. Transfer the sandwiches to a chopping board and chop them into large croutons. Divide the soup among bowls and top with the cheese croutons.