” Potato, Cheddar & Bacon Soup ”



This soup hit all the right buttons when I was craving
a simple, quick, delicious meal on labor day evening.



Potatoes,                                 diced, blanched
Sharp cheddar cheese,         shredded
Bacon,                                      julienned
Onion,                                     diced
Garlic,                                      paste
Green peas,                             blanched
Heavy cream,
Chicken stock,
AP Flour,
Cayenne pepper

Method :

Sautee bacon, rendering fat, until crisp. Remove onto absorbent paper, reserve.
Add butter to bacon fat, add onion, garlic and flour. Saute until onion and garlic
are translucent without darkening flour. Add stock, whisk to avoid lumps and
bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, whisk in cheese
and craem until texture is smooth. Add potatoes, green peas, salt and pepper
and, while carefully stirring,  reheat until hot.
( You don’t want to mash up the potatoes and peas)

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !

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