Country Potato Soup

Country Potato Soup
  1. 1/2 pound thick cut bacon - (we use Nueske's)
  2. 2 tablespoons bacon grease reserved
  3. 2 tablespoons butter
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 1 medium onion, diced
  6. 3 carrots, diced
  7. 3 celery stalks, diced
  8. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  9. 1/2 cup flour
  10. 3 pounds potatoes, peeled, cubed
  11. 6 cups chicken broth
  12. 1 tablespoon s.a.l.t. sisters herb blend
  13. 1 bay leaf
  14. 2 cups whole milk
  15. Toppings: Cheddar cheese, green onion, Bacon
  1. Cut bacon crosswise and cook in large skillet about 10 minutes until cooked through. Remove bacon to plate and drain on paper towel. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
  2. Add bacon fat and butter to large pot and melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, garlic, celery, and cook until tender about 10 minutes. Add flour and cook constantly about 2 minutes. Add potatoes, broth, s.a.l.t. sisters herb blend, thyme, bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes.
  3. Slowly pour in the milk, stirring constantly and simmer until soup is thickened, about 15 minutes. Serve with cheese, green onion tops, and crumbled bacon.
Adapted from Magnolia Table
Adapted from Magnolia Table
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