Irish Potato Soup (and it’s gluten free)

I’m usually fairly modest when it comes to tooting my own horn, but ya know – This soup is pretty doggone good!!  My husband called it the best potato soup he’s ever eaten!  (and it’s so easy to make!)

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It’s based on just the old fashioned, traditionally Irish potato soup – So enjoy!  (And it’s gluten free)

What you need:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Irish Butter   (regular butter will work)
  • ½ cup leek, sliced – about one small leek
  • ¼-pound Irish bacon cut into pieces (you can use regular, but try to remove most of the white fatty part)
  • 2 Large russet potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¾  cup half and half
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Chopped parsley for garish

 How you do it:

Slice the leek thinly.  Melt the butter in the soup pot and lightly sauté the leek until the butter becomes very lightly browned.

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Add the olive oil and the bacon, cooking until the bacon becomes brown and cooked through.

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Cut the potatoes into small chunks and add to the pot, mixing together well.

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Add the broth and bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, until the potatoes are very soft!

Put about 1 ½ cups of the potatoes, leeks and broth into a blender (you might get some bacon, but remove the larger pieces) and puree until smooth.  Return to the pan and mix.

Add the half and half and pepper – serve hot!

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Makes about 4 1-cup servings.

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