Saturday, December 1, 2007

Potato and Cheese Soup

4 slices smoked bacon, chopped

1 leek, (white parts only), chopped

1/2 cup diced onion

1 carrot, chopped

1 clove garic, minced

1/2 cup flour

6 cups chicken stock

3 lbs potatoes, cubed

1 lb grated cheese

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup heavy cream

Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan. Add leeks, onion, carrots, and garlic. Cook 5 mins. Stir in flour. Add chicken broth. Add potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until potatoes are tender about 15 mins. Slowly sprinkle in cheese. Stir in cream. Season with salt and pepper.

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