Leek & Potato Soup

One of my favorite winter recipes is leek and potato soup. How can you not love a recipe that starts with that much garlic and bacon all at once? I know I can’t resist it. And I’d picked up a bunch leeks at the farmers market when I saw they were in season, enough to make a double batch of this recipe. So I went to the grocery store and picked up the rest of the ingredients and filled my house with the lovely smells of garlic and bacon and leeks cooking. I used my hand blender to purée it all, and the results are below. I had a big bowl of it for dinner, along with a big salad of endives, arugula and frisée with some green onion and a sesame dressing. But, I made so much soup, I’m going to have LOTS left to freeze and save for other nights when it’s cold and I don’t feel like cooking.

Now I’m going to make gingersnaps!

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  1. I concur…..the French and the posh call it Vichysoisse…but I have never made it with either garlic or bacon…both of which I have in abundance. I might even try it tonight….anything for a little light eating now the Eating Machine has left

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