"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Potato Soup Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Potato Soup, by , is from Florence Hardy's 80th Birthday Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Laurie Brantley
Added: Monday, January 5, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Red potatoes - 4-5 med sized...again, how much soup do you want? Boiled and cool. When good and cold, chop into bite size pieces.
Good quality bacon 3 slices, cut into 1 inch pieces
Celery, washed and chopped, about 3 good sized ribs
Onion, about a medium onion, chopped (how oniony do you like it?)
Milk, cream, half/half, or evaporated milk
Flour (ekkk. I never measure 1/4-cup?)
Water or chicken broth (several cups)
salt and a goodly amount of black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
OK. Fry your bacon in your big soup pan til crispy. Now add in your chopped onion and celery. Cook til softened, not til browned.

Sift in some flour...enough to make a rue (til flour can be absorbed by the grease) and cook til flour gets a little thick, but doesn't turn brown (it's harder to explain than to do).

Now, stand back and add a couple cups of water or broth, nice and slowly and stir. Add in milk product and stir together. Add potatoes Let simmer on nice low/med heat until flavors mix well. You can add broth/water/milk product til it has the consistency you like. I like mine a little thick.

PS You can make an alternate version using butter instead of bacon, that's nice too. But for heaven's sake, use REAL butter.

Salt and pepper to taste. To me, lots of black pepper make the soup.

Now, when you serve it, sprinkle with more bacon, good cheddar cheese, green onions... or swig it down just like it is.

Also. This is good made with left over baked potatoes. Or even some left over mashed potatoes...not the instant stuff though! Ick.

And, you could save your potato water to make your soup with...but I don't like the taste of it when I boil taters in their jackets.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
a bunch
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
how fast can you chop?
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
As a grown person, I loved to go to church with Mom and Dad at Aunt Florence's church "The Gold Dome". Everyone was always so friendly and if there was an eatin' meetin' that was even better.

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

308W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!