Bacon and Turnip Soup Recipe

Bacon and Turnip Soup Recipes

Ingredients :

1 oz butter

4 oz smoked bacon, rinded and coarsely chopped

1 onion, chopped

12 oz potatoes, chopped

1.5 lb turnips, chopped

2 pints chicken stock

1 bay leaf

1 small thyme sprig

1/4 pint milk

salt and pepper

1 tbsp finely chopped parsley, to garnish (optional)

Method :
  1. Melt the butter or margarine in a heavy-based saucepan.
  2. Add the bacon and cook over a moderate heat until crisp and golden.
  3. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Add the onion, potatoes and turnips to the pan and fry over a low heat for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the stock, bay leaf and thyme.
  6. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and cook for 30-35 minutes, or until all the vegetables are soft.
  7. Remove and discard the bay leaf and sprig of thyme, if desired.
  8. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor in batches and process until smooth.
  9. Transfer each successive batch to a clean saucepan.
  10. Add the reserved bacon and the milk and season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  11. Cook over a moderate heat, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes, or until the soup is hot but not boiling.
  12. Ladle the soup into warmed soup plates or bowls, garnish with parsley, if liked, and serve immediately.

Serves 6

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