French Tomato Soup
|Onions||2 Large, finely sliced|
|Bacon slices||2 , chopped|
|Ripe tomatoes||6 , chopped|
|Tomato puree||1 Tablespoon|
|Strips of lemon rind||3|
|Chicken stock||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Chopped mixed parsley and basil||1 Tablespoon|
|Fried garlic croutons||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
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.