Potato Bacon Soup
What you are creating
This creamy, smoky soup is the perfect dish on a cold day! It gets its warm, complex layers from smoky bacon, sautéed veggies, bay leaf and dill. The chunky potatoes and the creamed potatoes provide the perfect balance.
In a stock pot cook bacon until edges ar crispy.
Add in onion, carrot and celery and cook for about 10 mins.
Deglaze stock pot with vegatable stock and add in the water. Add in the dill and bay leaves and let simmer.
While soup base is simmering, start a pot of salted water with about two cups of water in it. Once it starts to boil add potatoes and let boil until potatoes are fork tender. Reserve the starch water.
To the soup base add garlic and butter and stir until incorporated. Add in milk and stir well. Using a slotted spoon transfer potatoes to soup base and let simmer for 8 mins.
Remove bay leaves from soup.
Remove about two cups of the soup and place it in the pan you boiled the potatoes in (minus the starch water). Using a immersion blender, blend the two cups of soup until creamy. Add about a 1/2 cup of the starch water and blend again. Add all of the blended mixture to the soup and stir well. Let simmer 5 mins.
Serve garnished with fresh dill and crunchy crumbled bacon. Soup is even better the next day.