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Creamy Shallot And Endive Soup With Bacon

Courses: Soup
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlButter
8   Shallots - peeled, minced
8   Belgian endives - washed, trimmed,
  And sliced thin on a diagonal
4 cups 948mlChicken stock
6   Bacon - cooked crisp
1 tablespoon 15mlMinced chervil or tarragon
  (or 1/4 tspn dry rubbed between your
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground white pepper - to taste
1   Egg yolk - whisked into
1 cup 237mlWhipping cream
2   Reserved strips of bacon - crumbled
1 section  Parsley or a basil leaf

Recipe Instructions

Saute the shallots in the butter in a large saucepan, stirring until they are soft. Add the endive and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes. Add the stock, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir in 4 strips of crisp bacon, crumbled, chervil or tarragon, salt and pepper. Remember to add more salt if you're going to serve cold. Bring the soup to a low heat and whisk in the cream and egg yolk, stirring until thickened.

When ready to serve, ladle into soup plates and top with crumbled bacon and herb garnish.

It's a substantial first course for 4 to 6 people -- hot or even cold. Fascinatingly Belgian.

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