Tastes great but a BIG Negative on the Bacon Grease! Too much Sodium causes High Blood Pressure which I "had" and since I've been watching my sodium intake, etc it has went down. :) So no need for nasty bacon grease so leave that out. I don't use regular salt but instead smidge of Himalayan Salt and maybe a slice or 2 of Low Sodium Bacon "On the side crumbled." Not something I will make on the regular. Maybe 2 times a year bc I did Love It! O_O
This soup has a really good flavor, but I had problems with the rivel's. I couldn't make them no matter how hard I tried. I never got anything pebble like. I tried twice. I even cut down the flour to 1/2 cup and I still got this big lump of stuff. So..I blame that part on me. I ended up thickening it up and eating it without and as a potato soup..it's got great simple flavor that I really enjoyed! I'm going to try this again when I'm not having a brain fart.
My family loves soup - even in the summertime - and this one was a winner in my house. This soup has great, rich, creamy flavor. I did add a little more bacon because my DH and two DS are meat and potato type of guys. Made for ZWT3 2007.
I added chicken broth as well, more bacon could easily be added as well. My daughter said it tasted like clam chowder without the clams. A good filling soup.