Saturday, November 20, 2010

Potato Soup Recipe

My mom came up with this yummy recipe for potato soup. Several people have asked the it, so I'm sharing it now. If you want to make this a vegetarian dish (which I often do), leave out the bacon pieces and saute the veggies in a little olive oil and replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth. This is great on a cold, snowy day with apple slices and bread. Enjoy!

6 slices of bacon, cut in 1/2" pieces
1 med. onion, finely chopped
3/4 c. celery, finely chopped
1/2 c. grated carrot
2-10 1/2 oz. cans chicken broth
2 c. water
5 large potatoes, diced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1/2 c. flour
3 c. milk
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Fry bacon pieces until crisp. Remove, drain on paper towel.
Add onion, celery, and carrot, saute in bacon drippings until tender.
Add broth, water, potatoes, salt, pepper, and dill weed.
Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Whisk flour into milk and add to soup while stirring.
Cover and continue cooking on simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir occasionally. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Before serving, add 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese.
Stir well until cheese melts.
Garnish with reserved bacon pieces.

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