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Bacon Lentil Soup

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Bacon slices 2 , chopped
  Celery sticks 2 , diced
  Carrot 1 , diced
  Potato 1 Small, diced
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Chicken stock 450 Milliliter (1 3/4 Cups)
  Split red lentils 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk/Cream 6 Tablespoon
  Shredded celery leaves 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
  Shredded celery 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the bacon and fry gently for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the celery, carrot, potato and onion and 'sweat' for about 5 minutes.
2. Stir in the stock and lentils, cover and boil for 10 minutes, then simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the lentils are cooked.
3. Transfer to a blender or food processor, add the milk or cream, and work until smooth. Season well with salt and pepper.
4. Reheat gently, then sprinkle with celery leaves. Serve with crusty bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Fried
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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