Potato Soup (serves 4)

Potato Soup (serves 4)

Have you ever had potato soup? Only had it once. Made by an American girl who was once a roommate briefly. It was very nice and different. Don’t know her recipe but here is my approximation (with addition of bacon bits sprinkled on top). Also cheap, filling and vegetarian if bacon bits are omitted.

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 largish onion – chopped

2 large cloves of garlic – chopped

2 large baking potatoes – peeled and chopped into fairly small chunks (cook quicker)

4 cups veg. broth/stock

2 large rashers of bacon

Place seasoned olive oil in cast iron casserole dish and, when sizzling add onion and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes until a little browned and softened.

Add potatoes and broth/stock and bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes until potato is soft.

Heat a skillet and when hot place 2 rashers of bacon in it and cook until crunchy.

When cooled cut into small bits with a knife or scissors.

Process soup in food processor.

Place soup in bowls and sprinkle bacon bits on top.

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