Friday, October 29, 2010

Home made Potato Soup!

Hi everyone...the temperatures are dropping quickly here in Illinois. It looks like it's time to start cooking for winter.  I'll share one of our family favorites with you.  Home Made Potato soup! This is a good base recipe to alter for dietary needs, vegetarian or organic. 

Shari's Tator Soup: Serves 8 (guys)

Potatoes (8-10 peeled and diced)
Green Onions (4 cut with greens)
Bacon (5 slices uncooked or 10 slices pre-cooked) cut in 1/2" pieces
Milk (this can vary) ( I use 2%)
Salt (to taste) (I use sea salt)
Pepper (to taste)
Potato Flakes (to thicken)

Crisp bacon in the bottom of a stock pot. Add onions, potatoes and 2 tsp. of salt, add enough water to cover potatoes. On medium heat, cook till corners of potatoes become slightly rounded (about 1/2 hour).  Drain water.  Add milk to cover potatoes and return to heat, add pepper.  Once hot, sprinkle 3 tbsp. of potato flakes to the soup. Salt and pepper to taste. 

If you like thicker soup, add more potato flakes. If you're vegetarian, omit bacon.  If you're vegan, omit bacon and substitute milk with soy milk.

Another option would be to add fresh Parsley and Carrots. You could also use small pieces of diced ham instead of bacon. 

Bon Appetit!


Barbara said...

The potato soup sounds delicious and I'll give it a try. We love potato soup at my house...big comfort food category...When my children were small and weren't feeling well, they always wanted potato soup. Thanks for sharing!

Lin said...

Oh yum! Love your additions of carrots and parsley.

Danielle said...

Sounds delicious. Will definitely be giving it a try!

Anne said...

This sounds really good Shari- especially since I just returned home from grocery shopping and am starving! I'll make sure I print this up and try it out....I've been craving soup all week :)

donna mikasa said...

Yum yum! Throw in some corn and this is our family's corn chowder! Thanks for sharing!

Lynne Forsythe said...

OMW...too funny...was perusing the internet today looking for just this recipe!!! YOU ROCK!!

Barb said...

Perfect timing, Shari! Chilly here too. Thanks for sharing this yummy sounding recipe!

Alice said...

mmm... this sounds really good in a cold day. thanks for the recipe!

Sarah J Moerman said...

Sounds wonderful! I'm always looking for good soup recipes. :)

Anonymous said...

I've been googling this very recipe!!! Hav come across quite a few but yours is def the one for me!! :0)... Thnx so much gonna git startd on peelin those potatoes lol!!