Chestnut Soup With Bacon - Velouté De Chataignes Et Bacon
60 mins (prep 10, cooking 50)
12 ingredients
4 servings
A delicious Velouté French soup, the literal translation being to "be made like velvet", in other words, creamed and thick!! This is ALWAYS a hit with guests, friends and family, even those who profess not to like chestnuts, love this soup! Serve it with crispy bacon pieces/lardons and croutons for an elegant appetiser or as a light luncheon dish, with crusty bread & fresh butter. I have included the method for making your own croutons - they are far superior to shop bought ones if you have the time - also, try and use fresh herbs wherever possible. You can buy the chestnuts ready peeled and vacuum-packed OR in jars, in most supermarkets and specialist food shops; frozen chestnuts can also be used, as can fresh chestnuts of course!

Categories:  served-hot , <-60-mins , onions , fruit , taste~mood , romantic , nuts , free-of... , bisques~cream-soups , soups-&-stews , french , appetizer , time-to-make , egg-free , european , presentation , carrots , savory , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (107.64 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 417.64 Calories from Fat 338.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37.6g 231.39%
Saturated Fat 13.52g 270.42%
Trans Fat 0.03g %
Cholesterol 76.4mg 101.87%
Sodium 510.51mg 85.08%
Total Carbohydrate 7.52g 10.03%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 4.73 g %
Protein 12.95g 103.61%
Vitamin A 405.01IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 63.55mg% Iron 0.44mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
peeled, whole chestnuts, stalk celery, small onion, small, freshly ground black pepper, finely chopped fresh thyme, day-old white bread