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Creamy potato & leek soup with bacon croutons

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C fan forced (200°C normal).
  • Toss the croutons with the bacon and a little oil in a roasting tray. Cook in the oven until the bread is nicely coloured, regularly tossing.
  • Put the onions, leeks, potatoes and seasonings in a large heavy-bottomed pot with stock to cover. Cover with a lid and cook until the vegies are very tender.
  • Then blend the soup with cream to taste and check for seasoning.
  • Serve the soup in individual bowls with a few croutons and chives scattered on top.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups cubed sourdough bread (no crusts)
  • 1-2 cm thick piece of bacon, cut into cubes
  • olive oil
  • 2 large onions, roughly diced
  • 4 leeks, washed well & roughly diced
  • 2-3 large potatoes, roughly diced
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 2-3 litres chicken or vegetable stock
  • thickened cream
  • 3 tbsp snipped chives

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