Yummy & Creamy Potato Soup

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Wendy Rusch

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@AmmaWendy

A few years ago, I realized I'd never made potato soup...why? I love potato soup and have no answer as to why I never made it myself...So I set out to make some.

I looked over the recipes on here and over there, either I didn't have this or I needed that...so grabbed info from a bunch of them added my own touch and this is what I ended up with. I don't think I could have done any better!!! You will love it!!!

YES, this makes a lot...but refrigerates well, and tastes even better the next day!

Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 lb
    red potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • ·
    enough cold water to cover potatoes in pan
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 pkg
    bacon, sliced
  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 3-4
    ribs of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 2 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 6-8 c
    milk, warmed
  • 2 tsp
    ground mustard powder
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    dried chives or 4-5 tablespoon of fresh chives chopped
  • 1 tsp
    celery seed, optional
  • 1/2 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    course ground black pepper
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese or swiss
  • 2 c
    sour cream

How to Make Yummy & Creamy Potato Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. In a dutch oven pan (6 qt kettle, 8 qt stock pit works well.) place potatoes, 1/2 tsp. salt and enough cold water to just cover. Cook potatoes until just fork tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In same pan, over medium high heat, add bacon and fry until crisp, remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate, and set aside. Remove half the bacon grease, discard, add onion and celery, saute until vegetables are crisp tender, then add butter and garlic.
  3. While butter is melting, warm your milk in the micro wave for 3 min. do not boil.
  4. Once butter is melted add flour, salt and pepper. Stir until a paste forms, this is your roux. Continue to cook roux for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly (this allows flour to take on other flavors) Stir in mustard powder, chives and celery seed. Slowly stir warmed milk into roux mixture, use a whisk if you need to. Salt and pepper to taste. Continue to stir or whisk 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture starts to boil, then add potatoes, bring to just a bubble once again.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and sour cream.
    Garnish with remaining bacon...and some green onions and/or chives, desired.
  6. *If you prefer this soup to be less rich, you can substitute 2-3 cups of chicken stock for 2-3 cups of milk. And use half and half instead of cream.
    *Also drain bacon fat and replace with olive oil.
    *I also like to add dice portbella mushrooms to this soup...add them just after the celery is crisp tender and saute them, before you add the butter, or they will absorb all the butter.

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About Yummy & Creamy Potato Soup

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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