*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Potato Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Marie Tehas
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups And Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      medium        potatoes -- peeled and diced
    4      slices        bacon -- diced
      1/2  cup           onion -- chopped
    2                    chicken bouillon cubes
      1/2  cup           milk -- or more
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
 
 In a large saucepan, fry bacon until crisp. Drain, leaving 2 tablespoons of gre
 ase in saucepan along with bacon. Add onion, cook briefly until onion softens s
 omewhat. Add potatoes, toss to coat. Add bouillon cubes and water to saucepan t
 o cover potatoes by 1/2 to 1 inch. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium low. St
 ir to dissolve bouillon. Cover and cook without stirring until potatoes begin t
 o come apart (test by poking with fork). Cook awhile longer, then begin stirrin
 g potatoes so that they break down and thicken the broth. Continue stirring (do
  not leave it at this stage, it will burn!), mashing all the potatoes with the 
 fork if you want a smooth soup, leaving some intact if you like it chunky. It w
 ill become very thick. Add milk, a bit at a time, until it reaches desired cons
 istency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Warm through, stirring constantly. Remov
 e from heat.
 
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