Green Tomato and Bacon Soup Recipe
Green tomato and bacon make the perfect combination for a hearty soup at the end of tomato season. Serve with a nice crusty bread.
This soup was wonderful. The bacon really helps with the tartness.
I'd made the Green Tomato Casserole recipe on this site, and while it was tasty, the texture was way too soupy and the shredded cheese most people recommended adding didn't melt right. (Probably bc of all the acid in the tomatoes.) So I used five heaping cups of THAT for the five cups of green tomatoes called for in this recipe. (The casserole had celery and onions as well -- I used Vidalias rather than green. The casserole has you cover the toms/onions/celery in a whisk of 1/4 c olive oil, 2 T brown sugar, 5 T soy, black pepper, red pepper flakes.) I think it was the soy/brown sugar/red pepper flakes -- and how they mixed w/ the liquid in the toms to make a rich sauce/gravy -- that added a richness and depth to the soup that made it so yummy. Like others, I added a large potato, and that, too, added some creaminess and depth. I also put some red toms in for added color, but the flavor was lovely as well. Finally, used an entire pound of bacon, but cut out most of the fat before saute-ing. I realize all
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