This is a soup my Sister LaRae got from a pot luck at work it was like 32 yrs ago. It is so delicious I had to share it with you. My family loves it so I make it every winter.
POTATO CHEESE SOUP
1 lb of bacon ( I use the thick bacon so I fry about 8 slices ) save the bacon grease!
3 to 4 tomatoes
1 bunch of green onions
5 lbs of potatoes or as much as you like. I like lots of potatoes so I make a big pot that covers 2 burners and do 10 lbs.
8 to 16 cups of Chicken broth
1 can of green chilies. Lg or small what ever you like or as many as you like.
1 can of milk
and a bunch of cheese ( we like Monetary jack or Mozzarella cheese )
Fresh French bread and butter
This is the thick bacon I buy. So first you fry the bacon then set it aside.
While the bacon is frying I’m cutting up the tomatoes
and green onions to put in the bacon grease.
Then you let it cook for about 20 min.
While I’m frying the tomatoes and green onions in the bacon grease I’m peeling the potatoes and cutting them like this.
Now I put like 8 cups of water then I put 4 tbs of the chicken broth powder and whisk away. You can put it to your liking you can also use canned broth what ever you like.
So I have the potatoes cooking til tinder.
Chop the bacon
grate the cheese
Here I have the green chilies and the can of milk waiting to be put in the soup.
After the tomatoes and green chilies are done add them to the boiling potatoes and Chicken broth.
Then add the green chilies and bacon to the soup.
When the potatoes are tender and ready to eat add the milk and some cheese.
Have a bowl of cheese ready so people can put cheese in their own bowls to there liking.
Here is the soup with everything in it ready to serve.
It’s served and ready to eat! Oh wait one more thing.
You have got to have some fresh french bread and butter with it.
I hope you enjoy the soup!
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year