Personalized Chef Aprons and More!
In small saucepan, combine bacon and cold water
to cover. Cover,
bring to boil over moderate heat, and skim foam from surface.
Reduce heat and simmer 7 minutes. Drain and cool, then cut into
1-inch chunks. Set aside.
In 6-quart heavy stock pot over moderate heat,
melt butter. Add
onion and saute, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add
potatoes and saute 2 minutes. Add stock, bay leaves, salt, and
pepper and bring to boil. Reduce heat to moderately low, cover,
and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add
cabbage and simmer 5 additional minutes. Discard bay leaves.
Working in 3 batches, in blender puree soup until smooth (using
caution when blending hot liquids). Return to pot, stir in bacon,
and rewarm if necessary. Ladle soup into bowls and serve.