Irish-Style Potato Onion Soup

Irish-Style Potato Onion Soup created by Parsley

From the About.com Home Cooking blog: " This soup can also be made with the chopped white part of 5 or 6 large leeks instead of onions. Additional garnishes you can use instead of bacon are chopped prawns or a small dice of lobster."

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1hr 35mins
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  • Heat a 6- to 8-quart stockpot, add the butter and onion, and cook gently. Do not let the onion brown. Add the peeled and sliced potatoes, milk, and chicken stock.
  • Add 1/4 cup chives, celery seeds, and thyme. Cover and cook gently for about an hour.
  • Prepare a roux: Melt the butter in a small saucepan and whisk in the flour. Let the flour and butter mixture (roux) bubble for 2 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Thicken the soup with the roux, whisking carefully to avoid lumps. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes and then puree the soup in a food processor or food blender.
  • Add the cream and gently reheat, but do not boil. Season with the salt and pepper. Serve with additional 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives and the crisply fried bacon as garnishes.
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"From the About.com Home Cooking blog: " This soup can also be made with the chopped white part of 5 or 6 large leeks instead of onions. Additional garnishes you can use instead of bacon are chopped prawns or a small dice of lobster.""
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  1. kitty.rock
    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!
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  2. kitty.rock
    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!
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  3. Lorene Deal
    only thing to say here is OUTSTANDING!!!!
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  4. Parsley
    Irish-Style Potato Onion Soup Created by Parsley
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  5. Parsley
    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!
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