potato -leek soup with cheddar and bacon

potato -leek soup with cheddar and bacon
potato -leek soup with cheddar and bacon

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb. sliced smoked bacon, coarsley chopped

  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter

  • 2 small organic leeks, trimmed and chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 organic carrot, peeled and chopped

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 3 lbs, baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

  • 1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/3 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh chives or thinly sliced scallions

Directions

in a large saucepan, cook the bacon over medium high heat until crisp. with a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to dain; set aside. carefully drain off all but 1 tbsp of the drippings from the pan return pan to medium heat. add the butter and as soon as it has melted, stir in the leeks, onions,carrots and garlic. saute, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. stir in the flour until fully incorporated. stirring continuously, gradually pour in the chicken broth add the potatoes, raise the heat and bring to a boil . reduce the heat to maintain a bare simmer, partially cover and cook stirring occasionally until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. put the cheese in a large heatproof mixing bbowl. stirring continuously, gradually ladle in about 1/4 of the hot soup, continuing to stir until the cheese has melted and blended fully into the hot soup return the cheese mixture to the saucepanl stirring continuously, gradually pour in the cream and stir in salt and pepper. continue to cook, stirring freguently until the soup is almost boiling. ladle the soup into serving bowls. garnish with the reserved bacon and chives or scallions. serve immediately.

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