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“This is a traditional Scottish peasant soup, easy to make and made with the most humble and easily obtained ingredients. Traditionally a handful of finely chopped nettle tops is thrown in 10 minutes before serving but parsley would be a reasonable alternative to freshen up the soup.”
READY IN:
1hr 45mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel and slice the potatoes, coarsely shred the peeled onions and carrots and cut the bacon into squares.
  2. Bring the water or stock to the boil in a large pan and add the vegetables and bacon.
  3. Cover and simmer gently for 1½ hours until the soup is thick and creamy.
  4. Season.
  5. Add the chopped nettle tops or parsley 10 minutes before serving.

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