Potato Bacon Soup

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Jane Whittaker
from Massena (now in FL), NY

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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serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients

  •   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
  •  
    slurry:
  •   4 1/2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  •   1/2 c
    cold water

How To Make

  • 1
    Cook bacon til crispy, drain on paper towels, and crumble.
  • 2
    Saute onion and celery in bacon fat til bacon is translucent.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    Simmer potatoes til fork tender, not mushy.
  • 5
    Mix slurry ingredients together, add to simmering potatoes, a little at a time. Use a spatula and not a spoon for this.
  • 6
    Simmer until thickened, add milk, cream, crumbled bacon.
  • 7
    If you want to make this a cheddar cheese soup, now is the time to add 3 cups of shredded extra sharp sheddar.
  • 8
    Adjust seasonings at this time, ladle into soup crocks and garnish with parsley and some bacon.

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