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potato onion soup

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Recipe by
Lynnda Cloutier
Mission Viejo, CA

This recipe comes from 1943 and the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. It was the annual winner.

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Ingredients For potato onion soup

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 5 cups sliced red skinned potatoes, 5 medium
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. instant chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 medium onions, cut into very thin wedges
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • ground black pepper, optional
  • crumbled crisp cooked bacon, optional

How To Make potato onion soup

  • 1
    In large skillet, cook the slices bacon over medium heat til crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  • 2
    In large pan, mix potatoes, the water, and bouillon granules. Bring to boiling;reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or til potatoes are very tender.
  • 3
    Meanwhile add onions to reserved bacon drippings. Cook over medium low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or til tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. If desired, set aside some of the sauteed onions for garnish.
  • 4
    Mash potatoes slightly with a potato masher. Stir in milk, 1/4 tsp. pepper, the reserved bacon and onions; heat through. If desired, season to taste with additional pepper and garnish with extra crisp cooked bacon and reserved sauteed onions. Makes 6 servings.

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