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Potato and Leek Soup

Potato and Leek Soup

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This is going to be short and sweet.  Remember that delicious Beet and Goat Cheese Galette we had the other night?  We needed something wonderful to go with the leftovers.  I have been craving potato soup.  I love being able to sneak leeks into any dish I possibly can, it is sort of a game.  You do remember, that a certain someone banned them from our house?  Little did he know what was in that delicious bowl of Potato and Leek Soup that he had seconds of.  When you call it potato soup, even leek haters will love.

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This soup is dairy free but still very creamy.  The addition of bacon definitely adds a lot of flavors.  It was warm and it was delicious!

What is your favorite Potato based soup?  What sort of potatoes do you think works best?  Do you have a secret family recipe that you like to use?

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Potato and Leek Soup

Ingredients:

2 russet potatoes, peeled, chopped into pieces

8 baby leeks or 1 large one, clean, chopped into pieces

2 pieces of bacon, diced

4 cups chicken stock

1 tablespoon olive oil

kosher salt, to taste

paprika

How To:

Cook bacon, over low heat, until slightly cooked. Add the leeks. Cook until the bacon is cooked but not over crispy. Put aside about 4 tablespoons for garnish.

Add the olive oil to the same pan as the bacon fat. Add the potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes over low heat. Just enough time to combine the flavors.

Add the chicken stock, bring to a low boil, lower heat and cook until the potatoes are very soft.

Slightly mash with a potato masher.

Season with salt.

Garnish with the leftover bacon and a sprinkle of paprika.

Serve.

Eat.

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Amy from She Wears Many Hats

Tuesday 6th of April 2010

Yum! This is one of my favorites.

Megan Gordon

Monday 5th of April 2010

Love leeks! For Easter dinner, my mom and I cooked pork loin and then she made this fantastic spinach, leek and blue cheese casserole. Obviously fat-free :) but great for that nasty weather. This looks great for that as well... (really pretty shots, too. paper underneath?)

Fig and Cherry

Monday 5th of April 2010

That's such a tiny delicate little bowl - I hope you had two! :)

Joy

Monday 5th of April 2010

This is one of my favorite cold-night soups of all time. Love that you have li'l chunks in there.

El

Monday 5th of April 2010

Lovely. Cozy. Delicious. Yum!