Burnt Toast and Roasted Eggplant Soup with Curried Crème Fraîche and Bacon Bits

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Appears in
The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

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Thickening soups and stews with bread is a common technique in Mediterranean cooking. I recommend slightly burning the bread, like in this recipe, because it adds an additional smoky flavor. And you know that I am all about that smoke.


  • 3 pounds (1.4 kg) small eggplants, halved lengthwise
  • ½ cup (120


Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C). Brush the eggplant halves with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Place, cut-side down, on a baking sheet and cook until the bottom is lightly golden brown and