November 21, 2008

Soup for Pretty, Smart People

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Soup Paysanne a la Francine

You will need:
50g unsmoked streaky bacon (diced)
2 small leeks (whites only, finely chopped)
1 medium onion, peeled & finely chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled & finely diced
200g potatoes, peeled & cubed
3tbsp olive oil
200g tinned peeled tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
a few leaves of fresh basil
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
1.5 litres of water
herb of your choice for garnish

Heat the oil and fry (in a big pot) the bacon, onion, garlic, leek and potatoes over gentle heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Next, chop the tomatoes roughly and add to the pan with tomato paste, basil, sugar and salt & pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Give the potatoes a bit more of a mash in the pan.. then add the water, cover and simmer for half and hour.

Check seasoning and serve with a nice herby garnish!

Gobble it up!


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