Potato Onion Soup

Lynnda Cloutier


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


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    6 slices bacon
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    5 cups sliced red skinned potatoes, 5 medium
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    3 cups water
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    1 tbsp. instant chicken bouillon granules
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    3 medium onions, cut into very thin wedges
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    2 cups milk
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    1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
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    ground black pepper, optional
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    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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Course/Dish: Chowders, Cream Soups

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