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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cream of Bacon Soup

Cream of Bacon SoupHello bacon! It was cold and I was craving a creamy soup for dinner. Hubby loves bacon and we haven't had cream of bacon soup in a while so I decided to whip up a batch. Hella good if you love bacon! Add some potatoes if you want to make it into a chowder. I think broccoli florets would be nice too.


Cream of Bacon Soup
(serves 2)

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 6-8 slices of bacon, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:
  1. In a large pot, sauté bacon pieces on medium high heat until crispy, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove bacon bits with a slotted spoon into a separate bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add onions into the pot and sauté in bacon grease until onions are translucent.
  4. Make a brown roux by adding flour into the pot and cook until mixture is golden brown.
  5. Gradually add milk while whisking and scraping up any brown bits. Lower heat and simmer until soup is just starting to bubble.
  6. Stir in half of bacon bits. Add more milk if soup is too thick. It will thicken as it cools.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. To serve, pour into soup bowls and garnish with remaining bacon bits.

Sometimes I'll add more bacon bit cuz bacon is awesome. :)

I think I cooked mine down a little too much this time because it was really thick. But Hubby liked it so it's all good. It's plenty decadent, but if you want it even more so, use whole milk or cream. That'll be crazy decadent. :)