Monday 17 March 2008

st patrick's cheese soup

This recipe is apparently called St Patrick’s Cheddar Soup. I don’t know whether it’s a traditional Irish recipe, but if you Google Irish cheese soup very similar recipes pop up all over the place so the chances are high that it is.

Since today is St Patrick’s Day, I offer up this soup. Tasty, herby and a great entrée (starter) to a winter meal.
Happy St Paddy's Day!
St. Patrick's Cheddar Soup
Recipe from Food Down Under. Serves 4.

2 x leeks, chopped
2 x potatoes, peeled and diced
4 x shallots, finely diced
4 tablespoons butter
8 cups vegetable stock
3 x garlic cloves, crushed
¼ teaspoon thyme
1 cup heavy cream
6 oz Kerry Gold (Irish) cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
1. In a large pot, sauté the chopped vegetables in melted butter for about three minutes over medium heat. Stir frequently.
2. Add the stock, garlic, herbs and seasonings. Bring the soup to a boil, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Put the soup in a blender - in batches if necessary - and add the milk and cheese and blend.
4. Return to the stove and reheat. Serve hot.



  1. i'd loveee to try this...too bad my sous chef isn't a big fan of cheeses :(

  2. Irish or not - sounds delicious! I have a similar recipe that maybe a bit more in keeping - it substitutes beer for the cream!


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