Potato Bacon Soup

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 3 Ratings
Serves: 8
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6 c diced potatoes
1 c diced onions
5 c chicken stock to cover, or water
2/3 c diced celery
3 Tbsp celery tops
6 slice bacon, fried crisp, crumbled, reserve some for garnish
1 tsp each salt and pepper, or to taste
2 tsp dried parsley, plus more to garnish
4 c whole milk
1 c heavy cream
4 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 c cold water

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Jane McMillan-Whittaker Recipe
Well Seasoned
Massena (now in FL), NY
Member Since Oct 2010
Jane's notes for this recipe:
You can make this with water for those with dietary restrictions.
This is an old fashioned soup, but it doesn't require a lot of time to simmer.
The bacon makes it specially yummy, you could add 3 cups of shredded cheddar,and make it a cheese potato soup.
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Cook bacon til crispy, drain on paper towels, and crumble.
Saute onion and celery in bacon fat til bacon is translucent.
Dice potatoes and cover with water or chicken stock. Add sauted onions, celery, (make sure you add some of that bacon fat too)celery tops, seasonings.
Simmer potatoes til fork tender, not mushy.
Mix slurry ingredients together, add to simmering potatoes, a little at a time. Use a spatula and not a spoon for this.
Simmer until thickened, add milk, cream, crumbled bacon.
If you want to make this a cheddar cheese soup, now is the time to add 3 cups of shredded extra sharp sheddar.
Adjust seasonings at this time, ladle into soup crocks and garnish with parsley and some bacon.

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user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Oct 31, 2010
Can you make some and send it my way. I love potato soup and I am going to make this real soon. Thanks for sharing!!
user Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Oct 31, 2010
Thanks Kimmi,
I took this in one day to work for one of my co workers that loved her grammies potato soup. She asked me if she could take home the little bit that was left.
Think your gang will love it.
user Robin DuPree robdupree - Nov 1, 2010
YUMMY! Looks so appetizing and hearty...
user Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Nov 23, 2010
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Soup's On!
user Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1 - Nov 23, 2010
This looks DEE-LISHIOUS! Talk about 'comfort food' ... :o)))))

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