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                             BARB'S POTATO SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----BARB DAY-----
    4       sl           Bacon -- diced
    1       lg           Onion -- diced (See note)
    2       tb           Butter
    1 1/2   c            Cabbage -- chopped
   12       oz           Chicken broth
    3       lg           Potatoes -- peeled, diced
                         -Salt and pepper to taste
    1       c            Egg noodles
    2       c            Milk
    1       c            Heavy cream
    2       tb           Butter
    Note: I like to prepare onion by placing it in a
   covered vessel and placing it in the microwave on
   high, (skin on) for about 5 minutes. When the onion is
   done, the skin can be slipped off easily, and the
   onion  chopped.  This is equivalent to sauteeing to
   the point where the onion is translucent, but for this
   dish the onion still needs to be sauteed. Using  this
   method cuts out the tears and most of the odor, not to
   mention, no use of fat! Cook the bacon in the butter
   until it is lightly browned, then add the onion and
   cook for a few minutes, until the onion just begins to
   brown. Add the cabbage, and cook until it is very
   limp. Now add the diced potatoes, and chicken stock.
   Salt and pepper to taste.
    Cover and simmer until the potatoes are almost
   tender. Add the noodles on top of the mixture, and
   cover again. Cook for about 6 to eight minutes, or
   until the noodles are almost done.
     Add the milk and cream, and the 2 tablespoons of
   butter, and correct seasonings. Stir and cover the pan
   again. Cook over low heat just until warmed through.
     Serving Note:  You might like a little crisp fried,
   crumbled bacon and/or chopped chives or green onion
   tops as a tasty garnish.
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