• 2/8 Potato Lover's Day - 1

    From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Wed Feb 7 20:48:01 2024
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    Title: Dirty Dave's Tribute Potato Soup
    Categories: Soups, Potatoes, Pork, Cheese
    Yield: 8 Servings

    6 sl Bacon slices (to 8); diced
    - fried crisp, drained,
    - dripping reserved
    1 c Yellow onions; diced
    2/3 c Flour
    6 c Chicken broth; hot
    4 c Potatoes; peeled, diced,
    - boiled until done **
    2 c Heavy cream
    1/4 c Parsley; chopped
    1 1/2 ts Granulated garlic
    1 1/2 ts Salt
    1 1/2 ts Coarse black pepper
    2 ds (or 3) hot sauce
    1 c Parmesan cheese; grated *
    1/4 c Green onions, sliced; white
    - and green parts

    Render bacon until crisp; drain dripping and reserve.
    Set bacon pieces aside until time to finish the soup.

    Cook onions in dripping over medium high heat until
    transparent, about 3 minutes. Add flour, stirring to
    prevent lumps; cook for 3-5 minutes, until mixture just
    begins to turn golden. Add chicken broth gradually,
    whisking to prevent lumps until liquid thickens.

    Reduce heat to simmer and add potatoes, cream, half of
    the chopped bacon, parsley, garlic, basil, salt, pepper
    sauce and black pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes; do not
    allow to boil. Add grated cheese and green onions, heat
    until cheese melts smoothly.

    Garnish each serving as desired with chopped bacon,
    grated cheese and chopped parsley.

    NOTE: If you don't have parsley at hand, chives, sliced
    onion tops, or garlic greens make a decent substitute.

    Makes 2 quarts.

    * The Parmesan is what makes this soup so much better
    than others I have had. It should blend in without over-
    powering the other flavours and add a thickness and
    richness to an otherwise plebeian soup.

    ** Yukon gold potatoes work well in this soup and make
    the resulting product even more cream/buttery coloured
    than russets or red potatoes.

    Synthesised and tweaked from a combination of recipes
    and attempts to duplicate Eldon Drum's potato soup. It
    isn't a copy or a duplicate. But it's pretty darned good
    on its own.

    Uncle Dirty Dave's Kitchen


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