Sorrel and potato soup

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A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

By Elisabeth Luard

Published 2011

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This simple soup takes very little time to prepare and is one of the first pleasures of the turning year. If you can’t lay your hands on sorrel – common and widespread from the first days of spring to late autumn – watercress and a squeeze of lemon will fool all but the keenest palate.


  • 2–3 big handfuls of sorrel leaves
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 750 ml


Pick over, rinse and finely chop the sorrel, and reserve.

Cook the diced potato in the stock till really soft, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a liquidiser and whizz till smooth. Stir in the sorrel, return the mixture to the pan and bring back to the boil, taste, and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream, then reheat till just below boiling. Finish with a