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Amish Potato Soup

A chunky potato soup seasoned with bacon flavors and celery and onions.  
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Amish
Keyword Amish Potato Soup, Chunky Potato Soup, Old Fashioned Potato Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a dutch oven until done
  • Remove bacon and place on a paper towel lined plate. Chop or crumble into bite-size pieces.
  • Pour off all but a couple tablespoons of the bacon grease. Saute the celery and onion in the bacon grease until tender
  • Add potatoes stir and then add water, bay leaves and salt and black pepper. Boil over medium-high heat until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove bay leaves and add a splash of Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of nutmeg.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes in the broth leaving them chunky. Add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Milk can be added if the consistency is not to your liking.
  • Serve with the chopped bacon, grated cheddar cheese, and fresh chives or green onions sprinkled on top.