How to make it

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat; add vegetables and sauté until onion is golden brown (5-7 minutes).
  • 2. Pour in the stock; bring to a boil over high heat.
  • 3, Partially cover pan, and lower heat.
  • Simmer until vegetables are tender crisp (20 minutes).
  • 4. In a heavy skillet, fry the bacon over medium heat until brown and crisp around the edges, and most of the fat has cooked off.
  • 5. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • 6.Fry the bread in the bacon grease so that it is crisp and brown on both sides.
  • 7. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • 8.Preheat-broiler to its highest setting.
  • 9.Float the bacon on top of the soup, and top each slice with a piece of the fried bread.
  • 10. Arrange cheese slices over top, covering bread and surface of soup completely.
  • 11.Slide dutch oven into broiler so top is about 3 inches from heat source and broil until cheese melts and turns a light golden brown (2-3 minutes).

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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    That's my kind of soup - love the addition of gouda. Another one for my Must Try list!
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