*This recipe is an excerpt from Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes, FCS-2112.
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Miss Emily’s Green Tomato Soup
Vince and Karen Wallace, Tuscaloosa County
1 medium onion, diced
1⁄3 cup carrots, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups green tomatoes, cored and chopped
2 cups chicken broth/bouillon
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices bacon
1⁄3 cup sour cream
Cook bacon in deep pan until crisp. Remove and place on paper towel lined plate. In bacon grease, cook onion and carrots until soft. Add garlic and sauté for 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, broth, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Using a food processor or blender, puree the soup until smooth. Return to pan and add sour cream, cooking until combined. Garnish with crumbled bacon.
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