Recipe of the Week!

It’s a beautiful sunny day in Montreal and the scenery that surrounds us is absolutely spectacular! We received so much snow over the past weeks that the entire city of Montreal looks like a magical winter wonderland. Although it is a pretty sight, it has been painfully cold this week with temperatures dropping way below zero. If you have the proper winter gear, these the cold weather is more than tolerable, however, when we do return home, we crave warm and comforting food.

In our family, we do enjoy a lot more soups these days and the heartier the better. Some days we eat our soup as a meal. One of our favourites is potato soup. It tastes like a fully loaded baked potato!

It is an easy recipe to create if you don’t have access to many ingredients. It is also very budget friendly as potatoes are one of the most economical foods to purchase at the grocery store or market.

For my version of potato soup, you will need the following ingredients:
– 6 large Yukon gold potatoes
– 1 large white onion
– 1 clove of garlic
– 1 cup of diced pancetta
– 2 litres of chicken broth
– 1 cup of cooking cream
– Minced scallions as garnish
– Shredded cheddar cheese as garnish
– Cubed bacon or pancetta as garnish
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 4 Tablespoons of olive oil

Heat up olive oil in a large saucepan on medium to high heat. Add the onion, pancetta and garlic. Cook it down until softened and pancetta is slightly crisp. Add the diced potatoes and cook them until slightly brown. Add the chicken broth, salt and pepper. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for at least 45 minutes. With an immersion blender, puree the soup. When the soup is smooth, add the cup of cooking cream. Before serving the soup, garnish each bowl with the scallions, shredded cheese and bacon.

We hope you will give this easy recipe a try and post your final creation on Microsoft Teams where you can access your English or French online classes.

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