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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Irish Bacon Cabbage And Potato Soup



1/2 lb (about 2) potatoes, washed

1/2 lb bacon, cut in quarter pieces

1 onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, peeled and finely sliced

4 to 5 cups chicken stock

1 bay leaf

1/2 cabbage, roughly chopped

Parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, tot aste


Microwave potatoes one at a time until slightly cooked about 7 to 8 minutes at 600 watts. Let rest for a few minutes until easy to touch. Remove the skin and cut into medium pieces, and set aside.

In a large pot set over medium low heat, gradually cook bacon, rendering the fat until crispy. Remove bacon from the pot and set aside. Leave about 2 tablespoons worth of fat in the pot, removing the excess.

Sauté onions and carrots until softened and you can smell the fragrance of the onions, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring to evenly cook the vegetables.

Add in chicken stock, bay leaf, cabbage, diced potatoes, and cooked bacon.

Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cooking until the potatoes and cabbage are softened, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper, remove bay leaf, and garnish with parsley.

Serve and enjoy!


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