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Easy warming soup for cold days: bacon and potato

on October 18, 2011

I am attempting to write this on my phone. Which I’ve never been that successful at! So here goes.

I’ve not been very well and last night the temperature dropped. I had one thing on my mind – soup. But I couldn’t be bothered with blending. So I found a very simple potato soup recipe here
simple potato soup

This soup was so simple to make, very warming and tasty and didn’t take that long either. I made enough for lunches later this week.

I also roasted salad potatoes cut into quarters instead of using baked potatoes. I thought it worked well and they kept their crunch. I made the rest of the soup whilst they roasted so it was all very efficient!

Bacon and potato soup

Serves 4

  • 500g salad or baby potatoes quartered
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 rashers bacon
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1tsp crushed chilli
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 800ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • Handful of chopped fresh parsley or basil
  • handful of grated cheddar cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 230 degrees Celsius. Put the potatoes in a roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and drizzle over the olive oil.
2. Place in the oven for about 20 minutes or until cooked and crispy golden
3. Meanwhile, heat a large saucepan
4. Add the bacon and fry on a medium heat until the bacon releases it’s fat and starts to go crispy.
5. Then add the onion, garlic and chilli flakes. Fry on a medium heat until softened.
6. Remove from the heat and add the flour. Mix well and then return to the heat to cook for a minute.
7. Gradually add the stock whisking well to remove lumps until you have a thinnish soup.
8. Bring to the boil and simmer til you achieve desired thickness.
9. Remove potatoes from oven and add to soup with the parsley. Stir well then add the cream
10. Heat the soup and allow to bubble for a couple of minutes before serving topped with cheese and some crusty bread
11. Enjoy the lovely warming soup

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