How To Cook Leek & Oatmeal Broth

Leek & Oatmeal Broth Recipe

The tradition recipe for Leek & Oatmeal broth is a very old recipe and is often traditionally served during the months of lent. Leek & Oatmeal broth is still very popular in Ireland and makes a very tasty soup recipe.

Ingredient for cooking Leek and Oatmeal Broth

  • 1 pint milk
  • 1 pint chicken or vegetable stock
  • A knob of butter
  • 3 rounded tablespoons oatmeal
  • 4 leeks, trimmed, cut into 1 inch rings
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • A little single cream to garnish (optional)

Method for making Leek and Oatmeal Broth

Mix the milk and stock together and pour into a saucepan.

Add the butter, bring to the boil and then add the oatmeal, stirring well.

Return to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Add the leeks and seasoning, return to the boil and simmer for a further 15 to 20 minutes, stir in the parsley a few minutes before the end of the cooking time.

Serve garnished with a swirl of cream if desired

This article was first published on 14-06-2013 and last modified on 30-07-2017.

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Róisín Anraí
Róisín Anraí was born and raised in Ireland. She loves to travel in her spare time but also enjoys learning local history, telling ghost stories, and sharing her favorite Irish recipes. She has no problem telling stories with those who are willing to listen. Róisín is a regular contributor and author for YourIrish.com