Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Toscana soup

Here's the original recipe:
3/4 cup onions, diced 1/8 inch
1 slice bacon, 1/4−inch diced
1 1/4 teaspoon garlic cloves, minced
1 ounce chicken bouillon
1 quart water
2 medium potatoes, cut in half length−wise,
then cut in 1/4−inch slices
2 cups cavallo greens (kale can be substituted),
cut in half, then sliced into 1/16−inch strips
1 1/2 cups sausage link − spicy, pre−cooked, cut in half
length−wise, then cut at an angle into 1/2−inch slices
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Place sausage link onto sheet pan and bake in 300 degree oven for
15 to 20 minutes or until done.
Place onions and bacon into 3 to 4 quart saucepan and cook onions
over medium heat until the onions are almost clear. Add garlic and
cook for 1 minute.
Add chicken bouillon, water and potatoes, bring to a simmer for 15 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients then simmer for 5 more minutes and serve.

I have to cook for 6 people so I cooked a whole package of Italian sausage (6 links) in a pan. I removed them from the pan, then cooked a whole onion chopped up, 4 big cloves of garlic chopped up, and 4 potatoes in the grease from the sausage. Then I dumped all that in a pot. I added 2 cans of chicken broth and the bullion along with some water. I let that simmer until the potatoes were done, then I added some chopped green beans (only because I didn't have greens on hand), and then I realized I forgot the bacon, so I chopped up about 6 slices of bacon & cooked those real fast, dumped them in the mix & added one can of evaporated milk. I like my soups on the thick side so I added half a cup of instant mashed potatoes. Topped it off with some shaved cheese, and we inhaled it.

This is what we ended up with:
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