Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Recipe: Leek Potato and Bacon Soup

A lovely traditional leek and potato soup, made utterly awesome with the addition of bacon!! You'll need a nice big saucepan to make this though, it's a good recipe to make for when you have a large crowd to feed, like as a starter for the Christmas day/ Boxing day dinner for example. Or you can just make It and freeze it like I've done- feeds me and the boyfriend for one dinner, then I freeze six portions of it for later. Economical eating!

Leek Potato and Bacon Soup (serves 8)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 leeks, diced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 rashers smoked bacon, diced
1kg potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 tsp mixed herbs
1 bay leaf
800ml skimmed milk
1.2 litre chicken stock
Plenty of salt and pepper to taste

1. Fry the leeks, garlic and bacon in the olive oil for 5 minutes. Add all the other ingredients and cook on a medium high heat for 30 minutes, stirring often.
2. Blend, season to taste and serve!

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