Monday, November 2, 2009

Potato, Leek and Cheddar Soup

We had a ton of potatoes from the CSA that have been accumulating, and I just got some leeks in this week, so potato leek soup it was! I combined several recipes to make my own...
Cooked 4 slices of chopped bacon in my stock pot, took out the bacon pieces, then cooked 2 sliced leeks, 5 cloves of garlic, and a bunch of diced potatoes in the bacon grease. Then I added 2.5 cups of chicken stock and some salt and pepper and let it simmer until the potatoes were soft. Pureed with the stick blender, then added 1/2 C milk, 1/2 C sour cream, a cup of shredded sharp cheddar, and some smoked paprika and stirred until combined. Served with extra cheese, bacon bits and a ton of chives. Mmmm.