Potato and Smoky Bacon Soup

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Simply Delicious 2

Simply Delicious 2

By Darina Allen

Published 1990

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A wonderfully warming winter soup—almost a meal in itself.


  • 5 ozs (150 g) smoked streaky bacon
  • 10 ozs (300


Remove the rind from the bacon and keep aside. Chop the smoky bacon and onions very finely. Melt the butter and oil in a saucepan, add the bacon and cook for a few minutes, then add the onions; cover and sweat on a gentle heat until soft but not coloured. Add the stock and leave to simmer while you prepare the potatoes. Add the bacon rind to the stock. Peel the potatoes and chop very finely, ad