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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Potato & Leek Soup Topped With Bacon

I love potato and leek soup and knowing the rain was coming this weekend I thought it sounded like a delicious dinner. So I found a super yummy recipe from Alton Brown on Food Network. I adapted the recipe to what was in my pantry, added bacon (yay) and everyone loved it!


3 medium cleaned and dark green sections removed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
Pinch kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning
4 small, Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and small cubed
32 oz (4 cups) Chicken Broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
Ready To Eat Bacon


Chop the leeks into small pieces.

In a 6-quart pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the leeks and a heavy pinch of salt and saute for 5 minutes. Turn down heat to medium-low and cook until the leeks are tender, approximately 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the cubed potatoes, chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and gently simmer until the potatoes are soft, approximately 40 minutes.

Remove from the heat. Alton's recipe says to use an immersion stick blender. If you do not have one you can pour the soup carefully into a blender and blend til smooth. Or if you like texture and chunks in your soup like I do, use a potato masher and mash until desired consistency.

Then stir in the heavy cream, buttermilk, and white pepper. Add extra salt and pepper as needed. Heat bacon in microwave until crispy. Top soup with crumbled bacon and serve.


***Sharon*** said...

Some seriously yummy comfort food!!!!!

Veronica Lee said...

I love soup and this one looks really delish!

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Jodie @ The Haby Goddess said...

There is nothing better than the smell of leeks being sautéed in butter! I could eat a whole bowl full on its own.

Steph, thanks so much for your recent comments on the blog. It's great having got to know you over the years even though we are continents apart.

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

i love potato leek soup is now that it is finally cooling off in tennessee, it might be time to make it@ =)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This really looks perfect for a rainy day!

House Of Aqua said...

Your soup looked so good that I bought the ingredients at the commissary today to make it!


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