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Recipe: Potato Bacon Soup - CaffieneKittySpace
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Recipe: Potato Bacon Soup
This soup fixes everything. I might have posted a recipe for this before, but even if I have it bears repeating.

Potato Bacon Soup

1 large onion
Half a package of bacon (not apple-smoked or maple-smoked, that just gets weird) or about a cup of chopped up ham, (or if you don't do either, any kind of salty/smoky protein with similar structural integrity should do.)
2 large potatoes.
parsley flakes, onion flakes, salt, pepper to taste or optional
Thickening stuff (flour and water, other, whatever) optional
milk (dunno how this would do with soy or other alternamilks, just use enough to make the soup opaquely white if using these and see how it goes.

If using bacon or other uncooked salty protein, chop into 1/4 inch strips, fry in soup pot first and drain.
Saute finely chopped onions, either with cooked bacon or in a bit of margarine.
If using ham or cooked salty protein, chop into 1/4 inch cubes, then add to sauteed onions.
Peel and wash potatoes. They can then be either grated or chopped finely and added to pot.
Add parsley, onion flakes (more intensely oniony), salt and pepper if desired.
Fill pot with water until everything is floating and stirs easily.
Simmer until potatoes are smooshable. This will be a short time if they are shredded but will be hard to tell if the shreds are smooshy. Just watch for spontaneous shred breakage.
Add thickening agent if necessary or wanted. The potatoes may make it thick enough at this point.
Reduce heat, add milk, about a cup per potato.
Let it come back to slightly bubbling and serve.

This recipe serves four as a side dish, two as a meal. Doesn't freeze or refrigerate well, cut amounts by half if only making soup for one unless you want to be eating soup all day long.

In other news, yes I am going to get a chance to watch Supernatural 7.04, finally, but I needed to spackle some unexpected damage to my calm with soup first.

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ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: October 18th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm seems like a good idea with the cold weather coming up, thanks. Think I might make bacon-corn chowder too.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 18th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Tis the season of soup, let us rejoice!
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: October 18th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Indeed it is:) *twirls*
klingoncat From: klingoncat Date: October 18th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
THE BEST thickener for potato soup or almost any chowder type of soup - instant potato flakes - since it blends in with the flavors and doesn't add other stuff. (just sayin) also - nice variation for potato soup - with or without the bacon - uncooked shrimp added at the last few minutes, since they cook really fast - yum.
klingoncat From: klingoncat Date: October 18th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
oh, yeah, and corn.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: October 18th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)
oooo, sounds good!
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