Potato Soup Recipe

Today’s chilly weather called for some yummy potato soup. I’ve never made this soup before so I was eager to give it a try. Found a recipe on Facebook a few weeks ago and saved it for a day like today. Here it is…

Potato Soup Recipe
Ingredients
2 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, sliced into small bite sized pieces
1/2 regular package uncooked bacon, finely diced
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 bunch celery, diced
8 cups of milk
4 cups of water
4 chicken bouillon cubes (use a cup of the hot potato soup water to dissolve, then use the cup of hot water in place of one of the above cups of water)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup salted butter
3/4 cup flour
1/4 bunch freshly chopped parsley
1 cup whipping cream
****for garnish****
Shredded cheese
Fried bacon bits
Chopped green onion
Directions:
In large pot, boil potatoes in water 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. In sauté pan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon fat and place on paper towel over plate to drain more. Add onion and celery to bacon pan over medium-high heat until celery is tender, about 5 minutes. To the large potato pan, add milk, water, bouillon, salt and paper. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture is very hot, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Do not let mixture boil. In small saucepan melt butter, add flour and mix well. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture bubbles, stirring 2 to 3 minutes to make a roux. While constantly stirring soup, add roux slowly until soup is thick and creamy, about 4 minutes. Stir in parsley and cream. Garnish with cheese, bacon bits, onions or all three. Serve!

Gathered all my ingredients!001

Boiling potatoes

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Cooking bacon until crisp

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Drained the fat and placed cooked bacon on paper towel over a plate

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Using the bacon pan, I add onion and celery and cook until tender

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Add water, milk, bouillon, salt and paper to the large potato pot, stir 8 min

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Melt butter in small saucepan, add flour and stir well to make a roux

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While stirring the potato soup, slowly stir in the roux until thick

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Stir in cream and parsley

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If desired, garnish with green onion, bacon bits and cheese!

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Bon Appetit!

 

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