Monday, April 25, 2011

Bacon Potato Soup

A few years ago, I compiled a family cookbook for Nathan's family, with recipes from their childhood and from our current family gatherings.  This childhood favorite was originally called "My Mom's Potato Soup" and is a recipe from my husband's maternal grandma, Rosalie.  It is hands-down my children's favorite soup.  The creamy onion-bacon flavor is homey, and feeding a crew with only 1/2 lb. of meat makes this budget friendly too.

Bacon Potato Soup
1/2 lb. bacon, diced
1 c. chopped onion
In a soup pot, brown together.  Stir in:
1/4 c. flour, and continue to heat until flour is brown. Add:
6 c. peeled, cubed potatoes
2 tsp. salt
6 c. cold water
Stir.  If needed, add additional warm water, just to cover potatoes.  Cook on medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 15 min. 
Add 2 c. milk
Taste for seasonings. (I usually add a little pepper here).  Heat, but do not boil.

Notes:  You can add other dried herbs to this, if you like. Thyme and parsley and some rosemary are all nice.  This is also a quick recipe for a soup, about 30 min. from start to finish. 

Jenny
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