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Leek, Bacon and Potato soup

A warming, healthy soup of leek, bacon and potato topped with chive creme fraiche and crispy bacon.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 people


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250g Lower salt bacon
1 medium onion diced
400g trimmed leeks diced and well washed
3 medium potatoes peeled and diced
1 vegetable stock cube
2 tablespoons low fat crème fraiche
2 teaspoon dried chives

  1. Cut 2 rashers of bacon into thin strips and cook in a sauce pan on a medium heat until crispy, remove and set to one side.
  2. Mix the creme fraiche with the dried chives and set to one side.
  3. Dice the rest of the bacon and put into the pan with the onion and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes, add the leeks and potato and cook for a further 5 minutes stirring well.
  4. Add the stock cube and top up with 1.4litres of boiling water and season with black pepper.
  5. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  6. Blend with a stick blender or blend in a food processer until smooth and check seasoning.
  7. Serve into large soup bowls, spoon a dollop of chive creme fraiche into the middle of the soup and sprinkle with the crispy bacon strips.
  8. Serve with crusty bread.