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Simple Tater Soup

I broke out the new porcelain coated cast iron dutch oven and made some freaking awesome potato soup. Bacon , onion, garlic, taters, water, cream and salt and pepper. 8 ingredients and it tastes like a millionĀ  bucks, especially since its been cold and yucky here. As usual, i can’t share the recipe, cuz i didn’t use one, BUT i will tell you what i did kind of

chop 4-5 pieces of bacon…i used uncured, nitrate free bacon…slowly cook bacon over med-low heat, preferably in your fancy ass new porcelain coated cast iron dutch oven

finely chop one onion, i used white, and mince 2-4 cloves of garlic

remove bacon from bad ass dutch oven and drain, add knob of butter to pot

add onion and garlic to bacon fat and butter yumminess..try not to drool over the aroma

peel and chop your taters, about 1/4 inch cubes..add to the pot when the onions are translucent and “sweaty”

cover with water, cover the pot and increase the heat to medium…cook until the taters are tender but not much, around 10-15 minutes, depending on how you cut your taters

when taters are done, add 1/3 to 1/2 a cup of cream or milk

generously salt and pepper to taste…then add some more pepper, you wimp and return the bacon to the pot, reserving some for topping the soup

serve garnished with cheese, scallions and bacon, or whatever the hell you like on your potato soup…i think a glob of nice thick guacamole goes well with this or most any soup…this is such a good and simple potato soup…it doesn’t taste froo-froo or have any exotic ingredients…it is just yummy

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