Soups on - Potato soup

Jono messages me the other day and said we haven't been sharing recipes lately and he is right.  Dustin is having a party tonight and I made soup.  Potato soup with the leftover potatoes from a bag we bought. I adapted a recipe from here.  It turned out pretty good although next time I might add cheese and peppers.  It thickened during the party and was best hot.
1 package bacon
1 onion
8 potatoes chopped with skins (I actually used about 10 little ones)
1 cup celery
3 cloves garlic chopped
3 tblspns butter
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
4 cups of chicken stock
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Pepper
1/2tsp cayenne
1 tsp paprika
1/4 cup flour

1. Oven cook the bacon at 400 around 15-20 until crispy
2. Drain 1/2 of the bacon grease into Dutch oven.  saut√© onions garlic and celery with the bacon grease.
3. Add the bacon and diced potatoes to the pan cook for a few minutes then add in chicken broth and bring to boil.
4. In a sauce pan melt butter.  Mix in flour and whisk. 
5. then add in cream and milk and whisk.  Add in seasoning and bring to a boil - cream will thicken. 
6. Stir in cream into potatoes soup will thicken.  
7.  Serve with chives and cheese.

1 comment:

thea said...

looks yummy. Anything with bacon has to be good.