Return to listing

Potato Soup with Bacon

This is a thick, very warming soup, just right when the weather is cold.

 
 

This recipe first appeared in Delia's Frugal Food.

Method

Take a large thick-based saucepan and melt the butter over a very gentle heat.

Then add all the prepared vegetables, stirring them around to get them well coated.

Cover with a tight-fitting lid, and with the heat kept very low let the vegetables sweat gently for about 15 minutes – if you give the pan a shake from time to time you won’t have any trouble with them sticking. After 15 minutes pour in the stock and add the Herbes de Provence and some seasoning.

Then put the lid almost back on but leave a 1cm gap at the edge (to let some of the steam escape). Simmer the soup like this for about another 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.

Now you can either sieve or liquidise half the contents of the saucepans, and then return them to the other half. This means that the soup will be thickened nicely and will still have some bits of vegetable in it for texture.

Next, grill or fry the bacon rashers until crisp, and crumble them into the soup in little bits.

I think this soup is nice served with some croutons crisp-fried in butter.

 

Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com
 
 

Related recipes


No recipes relate to this.

 
 

 

 




 
Forums
Popular topic
Latest post
Ask Lindsey... Gelatine substitute
30 Jul 2014 18:46
Coffee Break Plum Pavlova
29 Jul 2014 10:29
Food and travel Short break ideas
13 Jul 2014 08:31
Ingredients Aubergines
29 Jul 2014 04:09
Can Anyone Help? Beetroot
30 Jul 2014 23:54
Books me too
17 Jul 2014 16:38
Equipment 1lb loaf tin liners.
29 Jul 2014 18:15
Gardening Lazy days
03 Jul 2014 09:37
 
NetObserver
CMS solutions by REDtechnology.com