Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

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"I have made this for many whom have given it the title. This takes a bit of effort but is well worth it. Please note: for those who do not wish to use bacon, substitute 1/4 cup melted butter for the bacon grease and continue with the recipe. (I generally serve this soup as a special treat as it is not recommended for people counting calories.)"

Ingredients

50 m servings 594 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 594 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 41.5 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs:
  • 44g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 879 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until done. Remove bacon from pan, and set aside. Drain off all but 1/4 cup of the bacon grease.
  2. Cook celery and onion in reserved bacon drippings until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes. Add cubed potatoes, and toss to coat. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Return bacon to the pan, and add enough chicken stock to just cover the potatoes. Cover, and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  3. In a separate pan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the heavy cream, tarragon, and cilantro. Bring the cream mixture to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir the cream mixture into the potato mixture. Puree about 1/2 the soup, and return to the pan. Adjust seasonings to taste.
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This has to be one of the best tasting potato soup recipes I've tried. I think next time I will try adding some shredded cheese in the last step or stir some into a hot bowl of soup for an adde...

Good base soup to build on for personal preference. I felt the soup definitely lacked flavor, but wasn't sure if it was me, so I asked hubby to taste it. Immediate response; "terrible"! Thoug...

I am a professional Chef and I teach Culinary classes, we used this recipe last night and it was given a thumbs up. kudos to Karena