Sweet Potato Soup

i made this soup last week and it has become one of my new favorites. it is easy to make and delicious. here's the recipe...

...recipe slightly adapted from Take Three
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
2onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 bay leaves
2 pints chicken stock
pinch nutmeg
salt and pepper
fried shallots
sour cream

Heat the oven to 350 F. Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, rub with olive oil and bake, cut side down, for 1 hour until tender. Allow to cool, then scoop the flesh out of the skins and discard the skins.

Fry the shallots and the pancetta.

Cook the onions in a little bit of olive oil until they start to soften. Add the sweet potato flesh, bay leaves, chicken stock, nutmeg, salt and pepper and bring to a boil, stirring. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occationally. Remove the bay leaves and puree with a hand blender or in a food processor.

Serve topped with sour cream, fried shallots, and pancetta.


Anonymous sue passerelli said...

Sounds yummy. What is pancetta?

1:48 PM  
Blogger Somer said...

pancetta is an italian bacon. regular bacon also works well in this recipe.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous sue passerelli said...


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