Early but rainy summer and nettle soup

During late spring/ early summer (and I sometimes pick the tops later as well) one tasty soup ingredient is the nettle!

Got a message with a photo of nettle soup with bacon (apple smoked) and egg today.  

Photo: Jörgen Larsson

 I sometimes have poached eggs and creme fraiche with it, haven’t tried with bacon yet. But this made me really hungry. I think I’ll pick some nettles tomorrow, they are everywhere by now (even though May has been super rainy and actually quite cold, even for Sweden) 😉 between +9 C (48F) to +15 C (52F)

A simple nettle soup

Approximately 1 l (roughly 4 cups) of nettles (rinse and boil, drain and mix) add stock until you get the thickness you want. Season and put your chopped or poached eggs in (I usually poach my eggs in the soup) and serve with creme fraiche 

Bon appetite!!

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