164.Bacon soup - pressure cooker Recipe: Low Fat, Low Sugar


serves 4

1 small bacon knuckle

1 onion, sliced

2 cloves garlic, chopped or crushed

2 carrots, chopped

1 turnip

4 oz / 100 g orange lentils

1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon

2 pints water

1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Soak the bacon knuckle overnight in cold water.
  • Boil covered but unsealed for 5 minutes. Remove from the water and take off the thick skin with a sharp knife.
  • Replace the knuckle in the cooker and cover with 2 pints water.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to 15 lb pressure.
  • Replace lid and bring to high pressure.
  • Cook according to the weight of the knuckle at 12 minutes per lb.
  • After cooking, cool and refrigerate, then remove all fat.
  • Re-heat before serving with wholemeal bread.
  • This is more like a stew than a soup and should be served as a main meal.

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