Potato Leek Soup
My friend Maria gave me a professional immersion blender and I love it.
It has made my life so easy
This is a recipe from Pinterest by Jennifer Segal.
Her blog is Once Upon A Chef and it is fabulous
I changed it just a little to fit my taste.
Two slices of chopped bacon
One tablespoon unsalted butter
Three cleaned, chopped leeks. Cut off the dark green and bottom roots and throw them out.
Five smashed cloves of garlic
Ten medium to small cubed potatoes
One 48 ounce can of chicken broth
Two bay leaves
One sprig of thyme
One teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
One cup of heavy cream
Put the butter and bacon in a soup pot and render the bacon slowly
Sauté the garlic and leeks till soft
Add all the potatoes, broth, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper.
Let everything boil and then simmer and put the lid on the pot to cook the potatoes.
When the potatoes are soft, take out the bay leaves and thyme.
I use my immersion blender but you can use a blender or processor.
Blend everything till it is smooth.
Add the cream and simmer to keep it hot
Taste to see if you need more salt or pepper.
Serve with chives, broccoli or crackers.