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                       GREEN MOUNTAIN POTATO CHOWDER
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Potatoes                         Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       qt           Beef broth
                         - preferably homemade
    1       lb           Maine potatoes -- (4 medium),
                         - peeled and cut
                         - into 1/2 cubes
    2                    Carrots -- peeled and diced
    3                    Tomatoes -- diced
    3                    Leeks -- washed, sliced thin
      1/2                Celery root (celeriac)
                         - diced, (optional)
    3                    Branches parsley -- left whole
    1       sm           Bay leaf
    1       t            Thyme
                         Salt and pepper to taste
    4       tb           Sour cream or yogurt
                         -----CROUTONS-----
    4                    Slices pumpernickel
    4       oz           1/4 slab bacon
 
   Bring beef broth to a boil and add potatoes, carrots,
   tomatoes, leeks, celery root, parsley, bay leaf,
   thyme, salt and pepper. Return to boil, reduce heat,
   cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, dice the
   pumpernickel and the bacon.  Fry bacon in skillet
   until partly cooked, the add pumpernickel cubes and
   fry until bacon is dark and bread is crisp. Set aside.
   
   When vegetables are tender remove parsley and bay leaf
   and blend in sour cream or yogurt.  Adjust seasonings
   to taste. Simmer for another minute. Ladle chowder
   into serving bowls and garnish with croutons and
   bacon. The flavor improves with reheating, so make
   chowder in advance if possible. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
   
   This recipe, by Heidi M. Smith, won second prize for
   potatoes in the 2nd Annual Great New England Cookoff,
   sponsored by Yankee Magazine. Christie Aspegren,
   September 93 Round Robin.
  
 
 
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