How to make it

  • Cook bacon in heavy Dutch oven over medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer to paper towels using slotted spoon.
  • If necessary, add enough oil to pan drippings to measure 1/4 cup Add onion and cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add fennel and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add chicken stock. and simmer until vegetables are tender, 35 - 40 minutes.
  • Puree soup in batches in processor or blender until smooth.
  • Heat soup over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Whisk in one cup creme fraiche.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Ladle soup into heated bowls or bread bowls.
  • Spoon 1 1/2 Tbsp creme fraiche atop each. garnish with chives and bacon.
  • For Creme Fraiche:
  • Blend cream and sour cream in medium bowl. cover and let stand at room temperature until thickened to consistency of sour cream, about 6 hours. Refrigerate until ready to use

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  • notyourmomma 12 years ago
    Oh heavens, this sounds wonderful, truly something I can get behind 100%. Love the fennel.
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    " It was good "
    novice ate it and said...
    i made it and we loved it.
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  • mellian 12 years ago
    We love fennel! And bacon and sour cream.. LOL!
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