02 December 2010

Soup For You

Over at the Flying Monkeys the soup nazi has raised her ugly head. There is soup, but none for you! That's why you should come here, for the soup!

Potato Soup

5 lb potatoes, any kind you like.
1 med sweet onion
1 bunch celery hearts
1 lb bacon
16 oz heavy cream
1/2 gal milk
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb shredded Cheddar cheese

Peel and dice the potatoes and put them on to boil. You want to cook these until they are done clear through but still firm, about 10 minutes or so.
While the potatoes are cooking, chop the celery and onions. In a cast-iron frying pan, fry the bacon crisp over medium high heat. Go ahead and have some, you can make do with 12-14 oz. Go ahead and give some to the dog too, you know you can't resist those puppy dog eyes. Let the rest drain and cool on paper towels.
Cook the celery and onions in the bacon fat over medium high heat until the onions are slightly transparent and the celery is soft, about 5 minutes. Drain the celery and onions and pour the bacon grease into a container, it is useful in almost any recipe that calls for shortening.
By now the potatoes should be done. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Add celery and onions, add cream and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until warm. Crumble and add bacon. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with shredded cheddar on top.


Anniee451 said...

Sounds WONDERFUL! And it ain't no idiotic "vichychoisse" or whatever. Nice hot potato/bacon soup with cheese. Potato/bacon/cheese? Um...yes please. However you made me miss my poor little doggie (Teddy) who was taken away without my consent. He loved only me and I hope to hell he loves his new owner too. http://cheezburger.com/TemplateView.aspx?tiid=1484393 Oh I hope he's alive and happy.

Larry said...

I hope Teddy is alive and well and gets plenty of bacon.
Thanks for dropping by Anniee!