*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                             Hearty Potato Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Monita Olive (Taste of Home - Premiere Edition 1993)
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6      medium        potatoes -- peeled and sliced
    2                    carrots -- diced
    6                    celery stalks -- diced
    2      quarts        water
    1                    onion -- chopped
    6      tablespoons   butter or margarine
    6      tablespoons   all-purpose flour
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      pepper
    1 1/2  cups          milk
 
 In a large kettle, cook potatoes, carrots and celery in water until tender, abo
 ut 20 minutes.  Drain, reserving liquid and setting vegetables aside.  In the s
 ame kettle, saute onion in butter until soft.  Stir in flour, salt and pepper; 
 gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened.  Gently stir in cooked
  vegetables.  Add 1 cup or more of reserved cooking liquid until soup is desire
 d consistency.
 
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 Per serving: 285 Calories; 8g Fat (26% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 48g Carb
 ohydrate; 23mg Cholesterol; 346mg Sodium
 Food Exchanges: 3 Starch/Bread; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat
 
 NOTES : Adding cooked bacon and onion gives it a special flavor for a change.
 
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