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Picture of Quick Potato and Leek Soup

This soup is quick and easy to make, but best of all, the end result is a rich and tasty dish that drives all thoughts of the cold outside from your mind!

This receipe is a slight adaption from one that was given to me by my sister when I first left home. The collection of recipes that she gave me still sits on the shelf 26 year later and is often referred to for good food that brings comfort and the warmth of home. I still appreciate the food that results and the thought that went into the original gift today.

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
  • One leek
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dry chicken stock - liquid stock can be used but make sure to reduce the amount of water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Herbs - thyme, basil, nutmeg, etc
  • Salt and pepper
jessyratfink8 months ago
Love that this doesn't have any milk. It looks great! :)
mattaw (author)  jessyratfink7 months ago
I actually hadn't thought about that and was going to try adding cream to see what the difference would be! Will leave it as is for now.
I love soup! This sounds delicious (yay bacon) :D
mattaw (author)  Penolopy Bulnick7 months ago
The best soups are the ones that are thick enough that they could nearly be a stew...

PJ287 months ago
simple and tasty. good job.
mattaw (author)  PJ287 months ago
thanks!
bbqandbeer7 months ago
AKA: Vichyssoise (vish- E- swah)

One of my favorite cold soups on a hot day!
attosa8 months ago
I must try this.. looks delish :)