Irish Bacon Cabbage And Potato Soup

Here’s a traditional recipe for Irish Bacon, Cabbage, and Potato Soup:

– 8 slices of Irish bacon (rashers), diced
– 1 onion, finely chopped
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
– 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
– 1 small head of cabbage, shredded
– Salt and black pepper to taste
– Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
– Optional: 1 cup of heavy cream or milk

1. In a large pot, cook the diced bacon over medium heat until it becomes crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot and set it aside, leaving the bacon fat in the pot.

2. Add the chopped onion to the pot and cook until it becomes translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

3. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, scraping the bottom of the pot to release any browned bits. Add the diced potatoes to the pot and bring the mixture to a simmer.

4. Once the potatoes are tender, add the shredded cabbage to the pot. Let the soup simmer for another 10-15 minutes, or until the cabbage is cooked to your desired level of tenderness.

5. If desired, you can stir in heavy cream or milk to add richness to the soup. Season the soup with salt and black pepper to taste.

6. Serve the soup hot, garnished with the crispy bacon pieces and chopped fresh parsley. Enjoy this hearty and comforting Irish Bacon, Cabbage, and Potato Soup!

Note: Feel free to adjust the ingredients and seasonings according to your taste preferences. You can also add other vegetables like carrots or leeks for extra flavor and nutrition.

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