Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Uncle Carl's Potato Soup

My uncle Carl is an amazing cook!  He lives by himself and enjoys cooking for everyone. He gave me this recipe about 10 years ago and it is my all time go-to comfort food.

My Uncle Carl's Potato Soup
8 slices of bacon
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
3 plus cups of peeled, cubed potatoes
2 1/2 cups water
2 bay leaves
nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce, parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Cook bacon in a dutch oven until done.  Remove bacon and chop saving the bacon grease in the dutch oven. 
Saute celery and onion in the bacon grease until tender.  Add potatoes,water and bay leaves and boil until potatoes are tender and water is almost gone.  
Remove bay leaves and add a splash of Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste.  Using an immersible blender, puree until smooth. 
 Milk can be added as needed at this point.  Add a sprinkle of parsley and serve with the chopped bacon sprinkled on top.



  1. This looks awesome!

    Thanks for linking up at Mealtime Monday!


  2. Oh...this is soup time of year and this one looks so good!

    That’s exactly what I’m looking for in my Link Party that just opened a few minutes ago. This week on Future Expat’s Required Ingredient Link Party, we are featuring potato recipes. I hope you’ll come link up this one and any others you think others will like!


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