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French Tomato Soup

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Ingredients
  Onions 2 Large, finely sliced
  Bacon slices 2 , chopped
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Ripe tomatoes 6 , chopped
  Tomato puree 1 Tablespoon
  Strips of lemon rind 3
  Chicken stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Basil 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped mixed parsley and basil 1 Tablespoon
  Fried garlic croutons 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

1. Heat the bacon pieces in a pan. When the fat has run, add the butter. When it has melted, add the onions and cook gently for 5-6 minutes until tender and golden brown. Add the tomatoes and tomato puree, lemon rind, stock, salt, pepper, sugar, and herbs. Bring to a boil. Then simmer for 20 minutes or until tomatoes are tender.
2. Put soup through a food mill or blend in electric blender. Adjust seasoning and serve hot, sprinkled with chopped parsley and basil and with fried garlic croutons.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday

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