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Lean Bacon Carrot Soup

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Carrot Soup is simply irresistible. Try this amazingly delicious Carrot Soup; I am sure you will always tempt to prepare this for every party!
Ingredients
  Lean bacon 1⁄4 Pound, cut in small pieces
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Celery stalks 1 , chopped
  Carrots 1⁄2 Pound, peeled and sliced
  Potatoes 1⁄2 Pound, peeled and cubed
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Mace 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Cream/Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped chervil/Finely chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  White bread slice 2 , crusts removed
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Fry the bacon until the fat is rendered.
Remove the bacon and discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat.
Add the onion and saute 5 minutes.
In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
Add the bacon, onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, salt, pepper, sugar, mace, thyme and bay leaf.
Simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
Puree the soup in a blender and pour it through a sieve back into the saucepan.
Add the cream and chervil and heat the soup but do not boil.
Cut the slices of bread in quarters diagonally and saute in the butter until golden brown on both sides.
Float the bread triangles on individual servings of soup.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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