Smoky Sweet Potato Soup

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    May 11, 2015 1:56 PM BST

    I love home made soup and they're generally quite healthy (and easy to make).

    Apart from Pumpkin soup this one is my family's favourite (and even my fussy eater of a kid will have it too!).


    Ingredients :

    1 Litre stock )Vegetable or chicken)

    1 Kg Sweet Potato (The orange variety) (peeled and sliced)

    1 Onion (Finely chopped)

    250ml thickening cream

    4 rashes double smoked bacon (Ham can also be used or other bacon)(Finely chopped with excess fat and rinds removed)

    1 teaspoon Nutmeg

    1 teaspoon chives

    2-3 cloves (crushed is easiest but can use whole)


    Instructions :

    1. Place small amount of oil in a large saucepan. Add bacon and onion and cook lightly until onion starts going transparent.

    2. Add all other ingredients except the cream and bring to a boil.

    3. Cover pot and boil on medium-high for about 25 minutes or until sweet potato falls of a knife easily when skewered. Stir occasionally during boiling.

    4. Let it cool and then blend well.

    5. Return to pot and heat on low while slowly adding cream to desired texture and taste


    Serves 4-6 and is a main course (too filling for an appetiser).

    Lovely with buttered toast.