Potato soup

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Master of the Pit
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Dec 10, 2018
MN summer, FL winter
This is a fall to spring favorite around the house.
Hard to give a recipe as we cook by feel.
Garden red potatoes washed and diced to fill the Dutch oven about 2/3 and boil until mostly cooked through. We don't peel
Drain water and move potatoes to a separate vessel.

Now for the rest of the ingredients
Diced onion and butter in Dutch oven and sauté to clear, soft, and tender.
Add flour to make a roux. I guess 1/2 cup flour.

Previously diced and cooked out bacon (I prefer thicker ends and pieces) but not crisp. We did about 2# bacon.

Add potatoes, bacon and stock to pot with sautéed onions in roux. Bring to simmer. Add pepper (cracked white is best, mixed is good)
There is more than enough salt in the bacon for us, but add more if desired.

If the thickness is good add about 1/2 to 3/4 pint of the heavy cream.

Simmer for a few minutes to meld the flavors and textures.


Take photo of the leftovers because you were too hungry to get one of the full Dutch oven.

Thanks for looking


Smoking Guru
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Jan 18, 2020
Western Colorado
Looks delicious from here. I make about the same but I use diced ham instead of bacon and I don’t do a rue anymore just heavy cream and a little milk or water for consistency then simmer to reduce. Either way so delicious. We love it.
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Master of the Pit
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Sep 19, 2018
South Carolina
We love potato soup, but I've quit cooking it. Our daughter does an amazing job of cooking it and cooks it about once or twice a month so we get our fill at their house...:emoji_grin: Even all of the kids in our family and extended family love it...
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Epic Pitmaster
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Sep 15, 2012
Looks really good from here. I like creamy type soups.

Point for sure


Legendary Pitmaster
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Nov 9, 2019
Nw Iowa
Looks tasty! Funny how fast that soup disappears! Having soups at MIL house tomorrow...it's between potato soup or ham and bean soup.

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