Horseradish Soup (with Bacon)

By • March 27, 2011 • 12 Comments



Author Notes: Today is a typical Western Spring day...blustery, sunny, rainy, and sometimes all at once. It is a wild day on the mountain! My garden is months away from producing anything but the spring onions and green garlic that I used to make this soup. Horseradish is tamed by the creamy infusion of onions and the potatoes. Bacon adds smoke and salt. - dymnynodymnyno

Food52 Review: This may look like a standard creamy potato soup, but take just one bite and you'll see how much more than that it is. The creamy, velvety soup tones down the burn of the horseradish so that its unique peppery flavor can blossom in each bite. The soup is incredibly thick and filling and the bacon and spring onion bits on top add just the right contrast in texture and flavor. I loved the horseradish in the soup so much, I actually swirled some extra into my bowl while eating. I think I may never have potato soup without it, ever again! - fiveandspicefiveandspice

Serves 6

  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups chicken stock(I used homemade chicken stock made with leeks)
  • 1 cup spring onions, including 2 inches of the green part, minced
  • 1 tablespoon green garlic, minced or 1 teaspoon minced garlic clove
  • 1 cup cream
  • 4 tablespoons grated horseradish root
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked very crispy and crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons spring onions stems, minced
  1. Cook the potato cubes in the chicken stock until very tender.
  2. Put the potatoes and stock in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. At the same time: Put the cream in a large saucepan with the spring onions, garlic and horseradish. Simmer for about 25 minutes. Blend this mixture (in a blender) until very smooth and pour into the pot with the potato mixture.
  4. Simmer the combined ingredients for about 5 minutes. Add more chicken stock if the soup is too thick.
  5. Serve in individual bowls garnished with a big spoonful of crumbled bacon and minced onion greens.

Tags: bacon, green garlic, horseradish, potatoes , savory, Soups, Spring

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Dscn2212

about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I have a bucket of peeled potatoes in the cooler just waiting to end up in a pot of this brilliant soup this week.

Stringio

over 3 years ago testkitchenette

So delicious...it's still winter here in NY too, no snow, thank goodness!

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

This looks wonderful. Definitely perfect comfort food.

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

It is still wintry in New England, too. This would hit the spot. Stunning photo,as well!

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Mmmmmm! Still wintry here in Montana, too, and this looks perfect for it. Beautiful combination, Dymnyno!

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

And, CS, my relatives in CA, near Susanville are up to their earlobes in snow, too!

Me

over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Literally, I'm sure! I've never seen so much snow and I grew up in snow country back east. A local ski resort here has more than 50 feet of snow - and that was before all the storms this past week when they got another 45 inches. I'm thinking I'll make this soup tomorrow for dinner. Yum!

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Anyone else would think we were making this up!

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over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Perfect winter day lunch! Sooo comfort food!!

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over 3 years ago dymnyno

Susan...aren't we having a perfect SPRING day? ha,ha

Me

over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Well, as I look out our window at all the snow up here at Tahoe, it's not feeling very springy. But I'm sure it's spring somewhere. We went snowshoeing today on snow that was maybe 6 feet deep. Even with snowshoes on, I was sinking about a foot with every step. More workout than I was honestly looking for. And more snow moving in tonight...

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

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