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Old 03-21-06, 02:23 PM
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do you have a recipe for Potato Bacon soup?

That is one of Randy's favorites and he always orders it if a restaurant has it on the menu.

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Old 03-21-06, 02:31 PM
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I love it too.. I get Campbell's..
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Old 03-21-06, 02:36 PM
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Yeah we buy that too but Randy wants to make it homemade. I don't have a recipe although I did find a few on the web but they seemed so involved for such a simple result.
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Old 03-21-06, 03:58 PM
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This is my mom's very sim[ple recipe. I know some people like to add other veggies and things to their but I like it basic. I always make a large pot so we have leftovers.

I peel about a five lb bag of potatoes normally, slice them lengthwise in fourths and them chop them into peices maybe about 1/4 inch long. I rinse them a time or two ( cook them in a pasta pot to make draining easier) and then put in just enough water to cover them. Then I either add a small onion minced or a couple of small handfull of dried onions. I also add a small handful of dried parsley and some garlic powder. I boil them till soft (not to soft, you don't want mashed!) When they are done I drain them and set them aside. While they are cooking I use some cooking scissors to cut 1 Lb of maple flavored bacon into bite size peices and I cook it till done but not crispy. When all is cooked I drain the bacon and dump it into the pot of potatoes. Then I usually add some more onion, parsely and garlic as well as 1 quart of Half n Half. If the potatoes have had the chance to cool then I turn a burner on low and slowly heat it up while stirring. Normally my potatoes are still nice and hot and just adding the half and half heats it up plenty.

I love lot's of garlic in mine but Jacob dosn't so I've been cooking it without garlic and just adding some to my own bowl later. I would think it would be very simple to add other flavors and things you like to it, after all the garlic is our addition.
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Old 03-21-06, 04:05 PM
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OMG that is the perfect recipe Randy is going to be sooooo happy. It sounds like what he liked so well at a local restaurant here it didn't have all sort of spices and veggies added to it.

I think the maple bacon is the key too never thought of that!

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