Easy bacon and potato soup

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    1 hour 40 min

    A gloriously simple potato soup that represents comfort food at its best. The bacon adds loads of flavour. My kids know they will enjoy this all winter long.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 450g bacon, roughly chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 5 sticks celery, chopped
    • 6 potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 700ml evaporated milk

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Place the bacon in a large, deep frying pan, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon on a kitchen paper-lined plate and set aside.
    2. Cook and stir onion and celery in the remaining bacon dripping over medium heat until the onion is translucent and tender. Drain excess dripping, then stir in potatoes. Add water to cover all but 2.5cm of the potatoes. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the evaporated milk, and continue cooking until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in bacon just before serving.
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    Reviews in English (19)

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    31

    Nice basic potato soup. I used 12 oz. of chicken broth instead of both cans of evapotated milk. At the last, I sauteed half of a huge head of cabbage with the onion, celery and a little garlic in the bacon grease and threw that in once it cooked down a bit. I garnished it with fresh rosemary. Nice simple potato soup with a couple of personal touches.  -  12 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    22

    This was a hit at our St. Patrick's Day pot luck today. I reduced the bacon to half a pound, and the evaporated milk to one 13 ounce can. I also substituted homemade chicken broth for the water and peeled my potatoes instead of scrubbing (easier, and I prefer them that way). This all worked out really well. There was not a bit left after the pot luck!  -  19 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    17

    Love potato soup and I am not even Irish. I think the bacon can easlily be cut down to 1/2 pound and also use low-fat evaporated milk to cut the calories.  -  12 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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