How to make Potato Soup
- Cook the bacon in a soup pot over medium heat until crisp and the fat is rendered. Transfer the bacon to a bowl and keep aside. Pour the grease off. (Don’t clean the soup pot.)
- Add carrots, celery and onion to the pot. Cook and stir for 3 minutes and then add the diced potatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add 1/2 tsp. salt, pepper, and Cajun spice to season.
- Pour the broth into the pot and bring it to a light boil. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the potatoes become a little tender.
- Whisk the flour and milk together and then pour into the soup. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Transfer half of the soup into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the blended mixture back into the soup pot and stir.Heat the soup again and taste for seasoning. Add a little more of whatever you think is lacking.
- Carefully stir the cream in, followed by the parsley.
- Your delicious Potato soup is finally ready. Serve in bowls. Use crisp bacon pieces and grated cheese to garnish.
Note: You can also freeze the soup. When cooking from frozen soup, you can either let it thaw in the refrigerator and then use a pan to heat it, or you can place the frozen in a soup pan and add 1/2 cup water before heating.
- Many people believe that the word “potato” is derived from the Indian word for the plant “patata” or “pata”.