Friday, March 18, 2011

Puree of Potato, Cabbage and Ricotta

This being St. Paddy's week I wanted to create a soup with potatoes and cabbage.  This one's a little different because it has ricotta and sour cream..not bad though.

4 strips bacon
1 Tbl butter
1/2 cup diced celery
1 cup sliced leek
1/2 cup diced onion
4 - 5 cups diced potatoes
4 cups chopped savoy cabbage
8 cups unsalted chicken stock
1 Tbl salt
1 Tbl black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta
1/2 cup sour cream
3 green onions, thinly sliced
Grated cheddar for garnish

In a dutch oven or soup pot, cook the bacon until crispy.  Remove and drain on a paper towel.
Leaving the bacon fat in the pot, add the butter, leek, celery and onion and saute until everything softens up.
Add the potatoes, cabbage, stock, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Cool the soup a bit, fish out the bay leaf, and puree the soup in a food processor or blender ( in batches).
Return the puree to the pot and with the heat at medium, whisk in the ricotta and sour cream until fully incorporated.
Stir in the green onions.
To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and garnish each with some cheddar and the reserved bacon (which you have crumbled)

1 comment:

  1. I'll be making your soup for sure!! Sounds like one Darby will really like!!