Cabbage and Bacon Soup

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Appears in
British Seasonal Food

By Mark Hix

Published 2008

  • About

A hearty soup to keep the winter chill out. Cabbage and bacon - especially smoked bacon - are the perfect partners. Try to buy a whole piece of smoked streaky bacon, so that you can cut it into good-sized pieces for a chunky soup.


  • 150-200 g piece of smoked streaky bacon
  • a good knob of butter
  • 1 l


Cut the bacon roughly into 1 cm cubes. Heat the butter in a large saucepan and add the onion, garlic and bacon. Cover the pan and cook gently for 4—5 minutes, stirring every so often. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the cabbage leaves roughly into 1 cm pieces and thinly slice the potatoes. Add the cabbage and potatoes to the pan with a l