Thursday, October 1, 2009

Potato Leek Soup with Jalapenos

It rained all day today. Good day for soup. This soup is positively decadent. It was wondeful.
2 Leeks, sliced
1 potato, sliced thin

1 jalapeno, sliced thin

3 garlic cloves
, sliced

1/2 stick butter
1 Tb flour

1 cup White Wine
1 Cup Chicken stock
1/2 Cup heavy cream

3 slices of bacon cut up

Fresh ground pepper

You can skip the jalapeno but I thought it was a wonderful addition...I had maple flavored bacon and it was all spicy and sweet...oh my it was good.

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium low heat. Add the flour and stir to dissolve. Add leeks, jalapenos and garlic, salt & pepper and saute for about 5 minutes. Add the wine, cook a few minutes, then add the potatoes and chicken stock. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for about a half an hour. Add the cream and simmer another 5-10 minutes. Serve with bacon. You want to make this REALLY decadent - Stir in a tablespoon of sour cream.

This makes about 3-4 servings. It took all the self-discipline I could muster not to eat it all in one sitting.

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