Recipe by Shaatzie
This is a recipe I got from my grandma, whose dishes have left a lasting memory with everyone who has ever eaten her food. This is a very rich, hearty soup that is super easy and my entire family enjoys.
Top Review by sugarpea
Dh's first comment (between slurps) was that this soup reminded him of the clam chowder his grandmother used to make, minus the clams; so I knew it was a hit. I used just a single piece of bacon and some thinly sliced diced ham. I used chicken broth rather than water and the soup was wonderful.
- 8 slices lean bacon
- 1⁄4 cup celery, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 3 cups potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes (3 med)
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (very important)
- 2 tablespoons parsley, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 bay leaf
Directions See How It's Made
- Chop bacon.
- Saute' bacon, celery and onion in a deep sauce pan.
- (I drain the fat before going on to the next step, but the recipe doesn't call for it).
- Add potatoes, water, bay leaf, salt, pepper and celery salt and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Mash lightly, leave about 1/4 whole.
- Remove bay leaf and add milk, worcestershire sauce and parsley.
- Bring to a boil.
- Serve hot.