American Cookbook #06 – Autumn Soup

American-Cookbook2 Ultimate Potato Soup

Makes 8 servings

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 450 gr or 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 950 ml or 4 cups chicken stock, or enough to cover potatoes
  • 45 gr or 3 tablespoons butter
  • 30 gr or ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 235 ml or 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 gr or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 3 gr or 3 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

PotatoesTO MAKE:

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until done.
  2. Remove bacon from pan, and set aside.
  3. Drain off all but ¼ cup of the bacon grease.
  4. In the bacon grease remaining in the pan, saute the celery and onion until onion begins to turn clear.
  5. Add the garlic, and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the cubed potatoes, and toss to coat.
  7. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Return the bacon to the pan, and add enough chicken stock to just cover the potatoes.
  9. Cover, and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  10. In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  11. Whisk in the flour.
  12. Cook stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes.
  13. Whisk in the heavy cream, tarragon and cilantro.
  14. Bring the cream mixture to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  15. Stir the cream mixture into the potato mixture.
  16. Puree about half the soup, and return to the pan.
  17. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Note 1: For those who do not wish to use bacon, substitute ¼ cup melted butter for the bacon grease and continue with the recipe.

Note 2: Serve this soup as a special treat as it is not recommended for people counting calories.

ENJOY !

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 594
Total Fat 41.5g
Cholesterol 91mg
Sodium 879mg
Total Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fiber 5.2g
Protein 12.6g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20130926-AC-06-Ultimate-Potato-Soup

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