Gruyere Soup with Bacon and Potatoes

after carving pumpkins this morning we had this delicious soup for lunch. it was very easy and quick to make. i served it with hot dinner rolls. the next time i make it i might even add more cheese and i would definately garnish each bowl with extra grated gryere cheese. here's the recipe...

...recipe slightly adapted from The Humble Spud
6 slices smoked bacon, chopped
2 onions, finely chopped
1 pint chicken stock
1 1/2 pints water
1 1/4 pounds potatoes, cut in half inch cubes
4 tablespoons flour
4-6 ounces gruyere cheese, grated
1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce

1. Fry the bacon in a saucepan until crispy. Remove bacon and pour off some of the bacon fan. Add the onions ons:ructiand cook in reserve fat until golden. Add the chicken stock, 1 pint of the water, and the potatoes. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
2. In a small bowl whisk the flour into the remaining 1/2 pint of water, then stir into soup. Cook, covered, for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. In a blender or food processor, blend grated gruyere with 1/2 pint of the soup. Stir the puree back into the rest of the soup, then add worcestershire sauce. Simmer 3-5 minutes.
4. Serve immeadiatly.


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