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Potato Leek Soup

This is a basic potato leek soup that my good friend Laura has been telling me about for years. Not, literally. She keeps asking me why I don’t make it. Well I should have!

Every week I get a box from our local co-op filled to the brimm with leafy and delicious winter vegetables. This week it happened to have some potatoes and leeks. This is a very basic recipe and is so tasty and easy, especially if you have an immersion (stick) blender. I made it low calorie friendly so for all of you weight watchers out there–four servings at three points a piece! What a deal.

If you would like to add some herbs please feel free! Thyme, terragon, parsley or any kind of green herb would be in this.

Potato Leek Soup

2 slices of bacon, cut into lardens (little pieces)

2-3 leeks, cleaned and sliced

3 large russet potatoes (about 1lb), diced

1 tbs flour

2 cups (1 can) chicken broth

4 cups water

1/2 cup half and half

Salt and pepper to taste


Cook bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels, reserve. Leave fat. Add leeks, sauté gently until soft. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Gradually stir in stock.
Add potatoes, bring to the boil, simmer gently for 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Stir in milk and salt and pepper.

Puree soup in a blender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4.


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