14 January 2016

Recipe 27: Cheese Soup With Crispy Bacon (Σούπα τυριού με ξεροψημένο μπέικον)

The weather is getting really cold, so I needed an easy-to-make dish that would warm me and fill me up. This is definitely a soup to do that! So lets start cooking without delay!

Ingredients (serves 6):
15gr butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
700gr potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
900ml vegetable stock (see recipe here)
6 rashers of bacon, diced
110gr mature cheddar cheese, grated
50ml single cream
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1) Melt the butter and cook the onion gently until soft, without colouring.

2) Add the garlic, potatoes and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.

3) Meanwhile, fry the diced bacon until crispy

4) Puree the soup with a liquidiser. Add the cheddar cheese and cream, and reheat gently.

5) Stir in the bacon, reserving a little for the garnish. Taste for seasoning and serve with a little bacon.

a) When making this recipe I grilled the bacon and then cut it into rough pieces. This way, the bacon is not too greasy and the larger pieces are chunkier and more fullfilling.

b) You will notice that the soup can be quite thick. If you prefer a thinner texture, pour some milk and simmer gently until it reaches the texture you prefer. You can do the same if you have kept some soup in the fridge and want to re-heat.

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