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Comforting Potato Soup by Rachelle
October 22, 2008, 8:30 pm
Filed under: Main Dish, quick fix, Rachelle Mee-Chapman | Tags: , ,

submitted by rachelle

This is an affordable, filling and comfortable soup — perfect for a cold day. Plus, you won’t have any complaints at the dinner table from the kiddos. Have Yum.

Comforting Potato Soup

6 strips of bacon, sliced into strips
1 lb thin skinned potatoes, cubed
1 c chopped onion
2 c chicken stock plus 1c chicken stock (to use in step 3)
3 T flour
salt and pepper for taste
1/4 c fresh chopped parsley

Liven up this soup with toppings. Anything that would taste good on a baked potato will be yum on this: shredded cheddar cheese, chives, sour cream, and of course, lots of fresh ground black pepper.

1) In the bottom of a large stock pot, fry the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper plate. Leave bacon drippings in the pan.

2) Saute onions in bacon drippings until softened. Add potatoes and broth to pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer, stirring occasionally until potatoes are tender. (About 10 minutes.)

3) I always have a hard time adding flour without creating lumps so I usually use this method. Heat one cup of broth in glass bowl or large pyrex measuring cup. Sprinkle in flour a little at time while whisking, whisking, whisking. Then add this roux to the soup. If it’s too thick, just add more warm broth or hot water.

4) Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in parsley just before serving. Sprinkle on top and add other toppings.


3 Comments so far
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Rachelle, am I missing something? I don’t see potatoes in the ingredient list. How many should I use? Also, are the first 2 cups of broth used in step 2 and the additional 1 cup of broth used in step 3? I wasn’t sure if that’s what you meant. Looking forward to trying it now that our 90 degree weather seemed to have broken today!

Comment by Susan Young

tee hee! yes, potatoes would be important. i’ve fixed everything above. thanks for the head’s up susan.

Comment by magpiegirl777

I would love to have you share this wonderful recipe with my readers:

All my best

Comment by Judie

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