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Bacon and Potato Soup

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“This is perfect on a rainy day or a fall evening. This is a typical French cream soup. The bacon adds a smoky flavor. If it is too thick for you, correct with additional cream or broth. This is courtesy of Patisserie Frederic.”
READY IN:
1hr
YIELD:
16 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a large stockpot over medium heat until crispy.
  2. Add onion and cook 4-5 minutes, until tender.
  3. Add salt and pepper, thyme sprig, rosemary sprigs, and bay leaf.
  4. Add potatoes and garlic, and mix well with bacon and onions.
  5. Add stock or water and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  7. Add cream and mustard; stir to blend.
  8. Remove bayleaf and purée about 1/2 of the soup in a blender.
  9. Mix blended soup with the rest of the soup.
  10. Adjust seasonings.
  11. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with chopped scallions.

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