Leek and potato soup

4 servings Prep: 10 mins, Cooking: 20 mins
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Try this fantastically quick and easy dish.

By Food24 July 21 2010
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Ingredients (10)

olive oil — for frying
3-4 leeks — sliced
2 bacon — rindless, chopped
6 potatoes — medium, peeled and diced
2 l stock — chicken
freshly ground black pepper
lemon — juice
brandy
salt — to taste
fresh parsley — chopped, to garnish
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Method:

Heat the oil, add the leaks and fry very gently until softened.

Add the bacon and cook for a few more minutes.

Add the chicken stock and potatoes, and leave to simmer until the potatoes are very soft.

Puree the soup in a blender,it should be smooth and creamy.

Return to the pot,add the pepper,salt if needed, a small squeeze of lemon juice and a splash of brandy.

Check the flavorings,and serve immediately, garnished with chopped parsley.

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