September 27, 2017

Homemade Potato Soup - Similar to Machine Shed Potato Soup

Originally posted in 2009 - reposting for 2017

Originally I posted this collected recipe in the Fall of 2009.  I don't recall where it even came from but because of the name, I'm assuming it might be a copy from a restaurant with the same name (the Machine Shed).  I've never been there and never had their soup so I have no idea!

For the cold Fall and Winter nights coming just around the corner, this might be a yummy once in a while comfort soup to enjoy.

Machine Shed Potato Soup

2-1/2 lbs. baby red potatoes, quartered
3 stalks celery, diced
1 qt. water
1 qt. milk
1 t. black pepper
3/4 c flour
1/4 c chopped parsley
1/2 lbs bacon, diced (raw)
1 jumbo yellow onion, diced
1/4 c chicken base
1 t salt
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 c whipping cream

Boil potatoes for 10 minutes; drain and set aside.

In a large, heavy pot sauté bacon, onion and celery over medium high heat until celery is tender. Drain the bacon grease. Add milk, water, chicken base, salt and pepper. Heat over medium high heat until hot, but not boiling. In a large heavy saucepan melt margarine and add flour; mix well and allow to bubble; stirring for 1 minute. While stirring the soup, stir in the flour mixture slowly; continue stirring until thick and creamy. Stir in parsley, potatoes and cream. Garnish with some shredded colby cheese, bacon bits, chopped green onion. 

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