There is nothing better than a thick creamy bowl of bacon potato leek soup on a cold and wet night. And we have been experiencing a lot of these kind of nights lately here in Germany. I attempted to make a short video on a part of the cooking process. Read on the see more!
The combination of potato and leek in soup is one of my favourite soup combination. The potato gives the soup a rich and creamy texture while the leek adds a garlicky and oniony flavour. The ingredients used are very simple and basic. Which also makes it an affordable dish to prepare as well. I used store bought stock which make the soup really quick to prepare.
I have made a short video of the soup from the point when the potatoes have softened. Its my first time filming a food type video! Let me know what you think :)
1 knob of butter
200g bacon cubed (optional)
4 leek white part only, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, smashed
1kg potatoes, washed, peeled and roughly chopped
1litre (4cups) chicken or vegetable stock
To a big pot on medium high heat add a knob of butter and the bacon. Fry till bacon has been cook through and slightly caramelised.
Add the leek, garlic, potatoes and stock to the pot. Bring the soup base to a boil and reduce heat to low and let the soup simmer for about 10mins, with the lid of the pot ajar.
When the potatoes have softened turn off the heat.
Whip out the hand held blender and blend the soup till its thick and creamy. Season with salt and pepper and add water if you find the potato soup too thick. ( You could also let the soup cool and blend it in the blender)