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Bacon Lettuce And Tomato Soup

Ingredients
  Bacon slices 6 , diced
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomatoes 8 , peeled seeded chopped
  Basil 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Chicken stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Potato starch 2 Teaspoon
  Romaine lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Cook diced bacon in medium-size kettle until brown; remove from kettle.
Add chopped onion and celery to bacon fat and cook over medium heat until translucent.
Do not brown.
Add chopped tomatoes, cooked bacon, salt, pepper, basil, and chicken stock.
Simmer without lid, for 30-35 minutes, or until all is well cooked.
Puree mixture through food mill, processor, or blender.
Return soup to kettle.
Add potato starch blended with a little cold water.
Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened.
Taste for flavor.
Just before serving, add shredded lettuce.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Quick

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