How to make potato and leek soup

Potato and leek soup recipe. Image copyright Ireland Calling
Potato and leek soup recipe. Image copyright Ireland Calling

What better way to start an Irish meal than with a creamy potato and leek soup?

It is a traditional Irish dish which has travelled around the world and has become very popular on St Patrick’s Day for people of Irish backgrounds or otherwise.

Potato and leek soup recipe. Image copyright Ireland Calling

While it makes a perfect first course it could also be eaten as an entrée along with a salad and crispy bread, or maybe as a snack at supper time.

Like all Irish dishes there is likely to be a different recipe in every home as each person like to put their own stamp on the soup.

We have taken a video from Allrecipes who show how to make a delicious version of the soup.

Potato and leek soup recipe

Ingredients:

8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 cups chicken broth
1 pound bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 leeks, sliced
1 cup heavy cream

Take a look at the video below from Allrecipes

Potato and leek soup

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