Country Potato Bacon Soup

Country Potato Bacon Soup
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Chicken stock may be substituted for water but I don’t think it’s necessary. All the ingredients, except potatoes, are quite flavorful on their own. Save chicken stock for something that needs a flavor boost. Don’t shy away from buttermilk without giving it a fair shot. It has less fat that half and half or cream and much more flavor. The soup can be pureed if you want it smooth. I prefer to slightly mash the potatoes with a potato masher and leave the texture chunky. As with most soups, this one is better the second day. It takes a while for the bacon grease and buttermilk to become comfortable with each other. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Country Potato Bacon Soup
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Votes: 0
Rating: 0
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Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Chicken stock may be substituted for water but I don’t think it’s necessary. All the ingredients, except potatoes, are quite flavorful on their own. Save chicken stock for something that needs a flavor boost. Don’t shy away from buttermilk without giving it a fair shot. It has less fat that half and half or cream and much more flavor. The soup can be pureed if you want it smooth. I prefer to slightly mash the potatoes with a potato masher and leave the texture chunky. As with most soups, this one is better the second day. It takes a while for the bacon grease and buttermilk to become comfortable with each other. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a pot, saute the onion in the reserved bacon fat until soft. Add potatoes and stir well. Cover the potatoes with the water, add salt and pepper and stir.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are soft.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, eat a piece of that bacon sitting on the counter staring at you.
  4. Once the potatoes are soft, you can puree them or slightly mash them. Taste for seasoning and adjust.
  5. Add buttermilk and stir well. Brink temperature back to simmer and cook for 15 minutes uncovered, do not let it boil.
  6. Ladle into bowls. Crumble the remaining bacon, if there is any left, and garnish each bowl with a bit of crumbled bacon.
Recipe Notes

Most expensive item is potatoes, but at 35 Baht per kilo, you can make a lot soup! Easily under $1 per meal for this dish. Serve as a side with dinner or a light lunch.

Shortcut: Buttermilk.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Garland Davis, US Navy Cook (Ret).
United States.

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