Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Irish Potato Soup Recipe

Serves 8 to 10.
7 medium potatoes (3 lbs.)
3 medium onions
3 T. butter
4 cups milk
6 cups chicken stock
1 T. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 cup light cream
5 strips bacon
1/4 cup snipped chives (dried is ok)

Step 1. Peel and slice the potatoes and onions.

Step 2. Melt the butter in a large sauce pan. Add onions and saute over low flame until tender, but not brown.

Step 3. Add the potatoes, chicken stock, milk, salt and pepper. Cover the pan and simmer over very low heat flame for one hour.

Step 4. Cut the bacon into small pieces and saute until crisp. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set bacon bits aside.

Step 5. When soup has cooked for an hour, put it through a blender at high speed. Return soup to the saucepan.

Step 6. Add cream and cook slowly until the soup is just hot. Do not boil.

Step 7. Garnish with bacon bits and chives on each serving.

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