Leek Soup

Recipe by Charlotte J
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    slices bacon
  • 6
    thick leeks, trimmed of the roots and dark green, washed then chopped
  • 10
    cups chicken stock
  • salt and pepper
  • 3
    slices leeks, for garnish
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DIRECTIONS

  • Saute the bacon in a large soup pot over medium heat until crisp, then remove it from the pan, drain on paper towels, and reserve for the garnish.
  • Prep the remaining ingredients as directed in the recipe list.
  • In the soup pot, reheat the bacon grease over medium heat and stir in the leeks, turning to coat them and sauteing for several minutes, until they take on a little golden color.
  • Pour in the stock, bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Puree the soup, solids first, then pour back into the pot.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
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