BLT & P (Bacon, Leek, Tomato and Potato) Soup

Recipe by Mommy Diva
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat a medium soup pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add a small amount of EVOO and the bacon.
  • Cook the bacon until brown and crisp.
  • Remove the bacon to drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Drain all but 2 tablespoons of remaining fat from pot then add the chopped celery.
  • Take peeled carrots and lay flat on cutting board.
  • Holding each carrot at root end, use the vegetable peeler to make long, thin strips of carrot.
  • Chop the thin slices into small carrot bits (or chips), approximately 1/2 inch wide.
  • Add the chips to celery and continue to stir.
  • Cut leeks lengthwise and then into 1/2 inch half moons.
  • Place dirty slices into colander and run under rushing cold water, separating all the layers so you can wash away all the trapped dirt.
  • When the leeks are separated and clean, shake off water and add to celery and carrots.
  • Stir these veggies together, adding a bay leaf and seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • While the leeks cook (until they wilt 3-4 minutes), slice the potatoes.
  • Cut each potato into thirds across.
  • Stand each potato third upright and slice it thinly(The pieces will look like raw potato chips).
  • Now adding stock to vegetables, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat then add potatoes and tomatoes.
  • Cook 8-10 minutes until potatoes are tender and starting to break up a bit.
  • Add bacon and parsley, stirring.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste (don't forget to remove bay leaf).
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!;).
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