Somehow I find bacon not a very ladylike type of meat. It must be because of the value that men attach to it: somehow it adds to their manhood. How? I don’t know. Since I am a woman I’m the wrong person to ask. But in time it has affected me in my attitude towards bacon… Sad actually…
Well anyway, this is a potato leek soup with crispy bacon. It might not be feminine, but it tastes awesome.
This is what you need:
- 1100 gr. leek
- 270 gr. potatoes
- 1.5 onion
- 1.5 liter chicken stock
- 250 gr. bacon strips
- 300 ml. white wine
Here we go:
Start by slicing the leek finely 1100 gr in total. Keep a little leek on the side for garnish. Coarsely chop the onion and fry them in a little butter in a large pan. Then add the leek and white wine and let them simmer on a low fire until it becomes almost syrupy.
Heat the stock in a separate pan.
Then slice the potatoes into thin slices and add them to the leek. Stir well and then add the stock. Let the whole simmer for another 10 minutes. Then use a hand blender to puree the soup.
Fry the bacon and cut the chives. Add a little of both to the soup just before serving.