Source: Six of the best winter soup recipes
skinned and diced
peeled and finely chopped
peeled and crushed
maris piper or similar, peeled and cut into small dice
Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the diced sausage and cook for about two minutes, then add the onions, garlic and bay leaf. Season and cook until the onions are soft. Stir in the potatoes and sweat for a few minutes, stirring so they don’t stick. Pour in the stock or water, and simmer gently on a low heat until the potatoes are soft.
Add the kale and simmer for a few minutes. Remove the bay leaf, take the pot off the heat and blend smooth with a stick blender. Stir in the creme fraiche if using.