During this busy holiday season, I have rediscovered the wonders of soup. It takes so few ingredients to make a great pot of filling soup! Until recently my favorite was a pumpkin soup. Then a friend dropped off a great big bag of home grown fingerling potatoes and I decided to make a Kale-Potato soup with bacon and cheese. This soup has become a favorite in our house, and takes about 30 minutes to make. It can be as simple as you like (try adding Trader Joe's sausage), or more complex with the addition of bacon and grated cheese.
Oh, yeah, and I also made my first apple pie!
But back to the soup:)
3 tbsp oil or bacon fat
1 onion, chopped
8-10 or so fingerling potatoes, washed, and peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks (about 3 cups?)
1 bunch kale, washed and chopped
1 clove garlic, diced or crushed
6 cups stock
1/2 cup half and half
salt and pepper
sliced grilled sausage, or bacon and grated cheese to garnish.
Sautee onion in fat in stock pot until soft.
Add potatoes and stock and simmer about 20 minutes until soft
Add garlic and blend with immersion blender until creamy. Bring back to simmer and add kale, simmer 5 more minutes or so, until kale is tender.
Turn off heat, add half and half, salt and pepper to taste
Serve with diced bacon, grated cheese or cooked sausage slices.