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Super comforting and creamy potato & leek soup topped with crispy bacon and manchego cheese.
Recipe for Potato, Leek, Bacon & Manchego Soup by Anisa Sabet for The Macadames.
Today’s recipe doesn’t really fit with the weather however we had a cold snap a few weeks ago so I whipped up this soup as a last tribute to winter. For those of my readers who are on the other side of the world, you’re going to love this now the weather has turned frosty.
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For the breadcrumbs:
For the soup:
1. To make the breadcrumbs: Preheat oven to 175°C. Tear up the baguette into a large bowl, drizzle over a good amount of olive oil, and season with sea salt, pepper and fresh thyme. Rub together to help the bread soak it all up. Spread over a baking tray lined with baking paper. Pop into the oven to bake for 12 minutes or until browned. Set aside.
2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter and then fry the onion and leeks with a pinch of salt until softened. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the potatoes, chicken stock, a good pinch of cayenne, white pepper and fresh thyme. Cook covered for 40 or so minutes until the potatoes have softened. Use a stick whizz or a blender to blend until smooth. Stir through the cream, milk and season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Meanwhile, fry up the bacon until crispy then set aside on a piece of paper towel.
4. To serve: serve soup, topped with bacon, breadcrumbs, a good shaving of manchego cheese, fresh thyme and a grind of salt & pepper.
Storage: soup will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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For another similar recipe, try my Zucchini and Corn Soup.
Anisa – The Macadames. xx
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