Exposure Eats: Taylor D’s Irish potato soup

April 15, 2021

Taylor D prepares potato soup

Taylor D shares a traditional recipe inspired by his nan

I was born in London but my mum is from Ireland. Growing up at home we used to eat Irish stew or soup. The reason I chose this recipe is because my nan inspired me to make it.

2 big white onions, finely chopped
2 leeks, finely chopped
6 potatoes – preferably Maris Piper or King Edward – peeled and diced
50g of butter
1.7 litres vegetable stock (3 stock cubes with hot water)
Salt and black pepper
Parsley/chives for topping

Melt the butter in a large pot on a low heat

Add finely chopped onions and leeks to the pan and stir them into the butter.

Cover the onions and let them sweat over a low heat for 10 minutes

Add your diced potatoes to the pan and mix with the butter and onions

Season with salt and pepper to your liking

Cover and cook without colouring the potatoes over the heat for about 10 minutes

And then add the stock – bring to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes (until the veggies are tender)

Remove from the heat and allow the soup to cool slightly

Purée the soup in batches with a hand blender or food processor (if you don’t have a blender you can just leave the vegetables whole and serve as a broth)

Reheat the soup over a low heat and add seasoning to your liking

If the soup seems too thick, add a little extra stock or milk to achieve the right consistency

Serve the soup hot and sprinkle with herbs of your choice and enjoy 🙂

Top tips
A large splash of milk or cream if needed to thicken/add an extra creaminess

Swap the potatoes for white beans

Taylor D’s traditional Irish potato soup: ideal for any spudding chefs to try making!

In response to the pandemic, BreadnButter has established an emergency food hub for Barnet and Edmonton, producing and distributing free Meal Kits. With help from Exposure, BreadnButter has launched an accompanying YouTube channel – run by local youth – showing how to make the meals.

For more details of the project contact enquiries @ breadnbutter.org.uk.

In partnership with BreadnButter, a social enterprise that teaches the basic life skills of cooking and sustainable healthy independent living.