Hearty Slow Cooker and Leek and Potato Soup with Crispy Bacon Bits
Apparently we have a rather large storm on the way, which is going to be comparable to the one in the 1987. However, I wasn’t in the UK in the 80s so I missed it but I have read ‘Rumours of a Hurricane’ by Tim Lott so I have an idea how bad it was and I’m aware of Michael Fish’s infamous blunder when he assured people as a weatherman that there wasn’t a hurricane coming. Whoops!
My storm preparations haven’t extended beyond securing the bins, bringing my washing in and having my groceries delivered this morning. I just need to dash out and get some wine.
I can’t help thinking that it’s going to be perfect weather for soup and in this case Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup. I originally got the recipe from Sainsbury’s and have made very few changes to the original.
Modifying for Slow Cooker
Like the original recipe I sautéed the leeks, potatoes, onions in a frying pan for about 10 minutes but instead of adding the stock and simmering for 20 minutes on the hob, I transferred the contents to the slow cooker and then added the stock, stirred, covered and cooked on low for 6-8 hours. The benefit of slow cooking the soup is that we can all eat at different times if need be. Full recipe can be found at the link above or in the description of the video.
If you do try it do pop back and let me know how you get one.