Winter Food to Warm The Inside Recipe
Potato and Crispy Bacon Soup – ‘Cause you can’t do winter without soup!
What you’ll need:
· 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
· 100g (6 rashers) thinly sliced streaky bacon – finely chopped
· 6 fresh marjoram sprigs
· 1 onion – chopped
· 2 garlic cloves – crushed
· 1kg potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm cubes
· 1 tablespoon of stock powder
· 1.2L of water
· 65g of sour cream
· Grilled bread – to serve
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, for 4-6 minutes, or until crisp. Add the marjoram and cook for a further minute. Transfer the bacon and marjoram to a plate and keep warm.
Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add the potato and cook, stirring, for a further 2 minutes. Add the stock powder and water. Bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes, or until potato is tender. Remove 1 cup of the potato and set aside. Remove soup from heat and add the sour cream. Use a stick blender to blend the soup until smooth. Season with pepper.
Divide the reserved potato between serving bowls. Top with soup. Sprinkle over bacon and marjoram and top with a dollop of sour cream. Drizzle with extra olive oil and season with pepper, if desired. Serve with crusty bread.
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