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Everyone has a favorite food, but sometimes they are not the same as a comfort food. A comfort food is something that makes your soul feel all warm and cozy. A hug from the inside out. For me, one of those foods is Potato Soup. So, today, I’d like to share how I make my favorite potato soup recipe!
You could serve this with biscuits, a nice crusty bread, or my personal favorite, crackers!
Something that makes it extra yummy is a good quality bacon! Yum yum!!! What’s your favorite way to have potato soup? Let me know in the comments!
Shan's Favorite Potato Soup
This is one of my favorite soul-warming comfort foods!
- 8 medium potatoes peeled and sliced
- 3 carrots sliced
- 7 ribs celery diced
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 lb bacon fried, drained, grease reserved, and crumbled
- 6 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp bacon grease
- 6 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 1/2 cups milk
In a large skillet, fry bacon. Drain on paper towels. Then crumble and set aside.
In a large soup pot, cook carrots, and celery in water until slightly tender, then add potatoes. (I have found the potatoes get done before the other things if they all go in at the same time.) About 20 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid and set vegetables aside.
In the same pot, cook onions in butter and bacon grease until soft. Then add flour, salt, and pepper. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened.
Gently stir in cooked vegetables and bacon. Add 1 cup or more of reserved cooking liquid until soup is desired consistency.
Makes 8 - 10 servings. About 2 1/2 quarts.