If you're looking for a new version of potato soup, this is for you. You'll be surprised that just a few ingredients can provide so much flavor. Part of the cooked potatoes are pureed and then added to the stew to thicken it.
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
How to Make It
Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp. Add leek; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 3 minutes. Add stock, potato, salt, and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until potato is tender. Remove 1 cup potato with a slotted spoon; place in a blender. Add 1/2 cup cooking liquid to blender; process until smooth. Return puréed mixture to pan. Sprinkle with parsley.