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Potato Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Potato Soup, by , is from Family Affair Too! , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ellyn Marie Jones Hurst
Added: Tuesday, September 4, 2007


5 - 10 lbs. Potatoes
1 qt. Half & Half
1-2 lbs. Bacon - cut in 1" - 2" pieces
1 Onion
2 - 3 Carrots
1/3 - 1/2 cube Margarine
Salt and Pepper to taste

Peel and cube potatoes.
Put in pan and barely cover with water.
Add chopped onion.
Salt and pepper.
Bring to boil and cook.
When potatoes are half cooked add grated carrots and finish cooking.

While potatoes are cooking; Cook bacon and drain then add to the potatoes.

After potatoes are cooked add a little bacon grease (for flavor) also add margarine, then add about 1 quart of half and half (depending on how thick you want your soup) Let simmer a bit for full flavor.




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