Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sweet Potato and Bacon (OR NOT) Soup

Sweet Potato and Bacon (OR NOT) Soup

4 slices of (turkey) bacon, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
5 cups chicken (or vegetable broth)
salt and pepper to taste***

Sautee the onions and bacon until the onions are transparent and the bacon is crisp. Drain out any grease that has accumulated. Add cumin and coriander and anything else that you think would be good, spice-wise, and stir. Add the sweet potatoes and stir to coat with the spices.

Add broth to cover. Add salt and pepper. Bring the broth to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender.

Take a stick blender to the whole thing, adding more broth as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

To make this vegetarian, you can omit the bacon. I think you would need to add a smokey, aromatic something, but I don't know what that should be. That's probably why I didn't make a good vegetarian.

2 Comments:

Blogger CHILX said...

You could add "liquid smoke" (not recommended since I have no fucking idea what liquid smoke actually IS) OR have the soup with a grilled cheese that uses smoked gouda or another smoked cheese. The latter sounds better to me.

8:58 AM  
Blogger pullapartgirl said...

I'm fascinated by liquid smoke. But not fascinated enough to use it.

8:07 PM  

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