This was DELICIOUS soup! I admit though, I had to make substitutions as I was ill-prepared, thought I had all the ingredients, but did not. I used vegetable broth instead of chicken, and only had heavy cream instead of light cream. No celery seed, so I used celery salt, and just did have enough thyme for the recipe. Even with my substitutions, this was a wonderfully creamy, very flavorful soup ~ I sprinkled some cheese and garlic croutons on top instead of the bacon. Great recipe Poo ~ thanks for sharing. Made for your Week #3 Football Pool Win, October 2009!
only thing to say here is OUTSTANDING!!!!
Silky texture and great taste! I think the celery seeds and thyme accented the potato flavor very nicely. I resisted my urge to add cheese and I'm glad. You can really enjoy the delicate potato flavor; no need for cheese. Mine thickened nicely... but it wasn't too thick. As I mentioned, the texture was "silky." The smokey flavor of the bacon garnish tops the soup off perfectly. Thanx for sharing this. It's a real keeper!
Wish I had a better review for you poo but the taste fell flat for me. The soup didn't really thicken even though I made a double roux for it. Less chicken stock might have given this a more potato-y flavor As it was I doubt I'll do this one again. Sorry. Made this for ZWT3