Sweet Potato and Leek Soup
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
3 cups stock, either chicken or vegetable
2 medium leeks, washed and sliced
Ground black pepper
1 T butter
4 strips of bacon (optional)
1Saute the leeks for 4 minutes in the butter.
2 Add the stock and sweet potato and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the sweet potato is cooked.
3 Season the mixture with black pepper, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
4 Place the cooled soup into a food processor, and blend until smooth.
5 Return the soup to the pan and bring back to a boil, adding any extra water as necessary to thin the soup to desired consistency.
6 Grill the bacon until crispy, and cut into bite sized pieces.
7 Place the soup into the serving bowls and sprinkle the bacon pieces over the top.