This is definitely my new favorite: sweet potato soup. I made this soup up a few weeks ago when it was late and I was hungry. It's flavored with curry powder and chilies and BACON. It's sweet and spicy - not the sort of spicy that makes your nose run and your lips burn, but a soothing, warming spiciness. This could be a good recipe to use to convert people who claim they don't like spicy foods. Just don't tell them what's in it. ;)
And if you leave in the red chilies overnight, the sweet potato soup will be even spicier the next day!
Do yourself a favor and go out and buy a couple sweet potatoes right now. You definitely need to make this sweet potato soup.
Step 1: Ingredients:
- 2 sweet potatoes cut into small pieces
- 3 cups chicken or veg stock (or water)
- 1/2 onion, finely diced
- 1/2 tsp chili power
- 2 dried chilies
- pinch of cayenne
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1/2-1 tbsp bacon fat
If you keep bacon fat in the fridge (like you should!) don't worry about cooking the bacon first. If you don't have any on hand, cook the bacon first and reserve the fat to cook the onions and sweet potatoes in.
I do recommend using stock for this - at least a cup! It really does help with the flavor. I'm using what I've got on hand today, and doing one chicken bullion cube for three cups of water.