potato + bacon soup | comforting + delicious + the nicest soup I know how to make

9℃ in Wagga. You couldn’t get better soup weather if you tried.

I’m sharing this recipe for the nicest soup I know how to make. Based on a recipe that my mother in law uses, it’s a delicious potato soup cooked with bacon, loads of onion and is so luscious and comforting.

Make a batch of this for a midweek dinner, take the leftovers to work the next day or make a batch on the weekend, go to the Artisan for a loaf of the crustiest bread in town and invite some friends round for lunch in front of the fire. Lunch and drinks. A liquid diet.

Give this a go.

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potato + bacon soup

4 x potatoes, diced
2 x brown onions, diced
4 x rashers of bacon, finely chopped
A knob of butter
2 x tablespoons of plain flour
4 x cups of chicken stock
1 x cup of thickened cream
2 x egg yolks
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and white pepper, to taste
Fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped, to serve

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan and saute the onions and bacon until soft.
  • Add the flour and cook for one minute, stirring.
  • Add the chicken stock and potatoes and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Bring it to the boil, then back it off to a low simmer and cook for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are nice and soft but still holding their shape.
  • In a small bowl, using a fork – whisk the egg yolks and cream together. Season with salt and squeeze in the lemon juice.
  • Whisk the egg/cream mixture and the chopped parsley in to the soup and stir. Bring to the boil and then take off the heat and it’s ready to go.

Lo’s tips

  • The recipe that my mother in law makes uses sour cream instead of thickened cream. The reason I use the thickened cream is for a couple of reasons, I always have thickened cream in the fridge (I often make the girls their favourite creamy bacon pasta) and I never seem to have sour cream. I ‘sour’ the cream with the squeeze of fresh lemon juice instead. It tastes delicious and seems to be lighter than if you use sour cream.

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If you make this soup please leave your comments below, or post your pic on Insta, tagging #los_kitchen. xx

6 Comments

  1. This potato soup is absolutely delicious, thanks Lo. I took some leftovers to work the next day, and because the soup had gone a bit gluggy and I didn’t have any stock, I added some milk and it was scrummy x

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  2. Yummo! I love winter soup time and usually go for boring pumpkin so was great to test out some new flavours. Super easy recipe to follow and make, my 5 year old was a great assistant with the potatoes. Thanks Lo- the soup was a hit, will definitely be making this one again and again.

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  3. Delicious! I only used half the recommended amount of bacon and it still tasted great. Flat leaf parsley is my all-time favourite herb so I got a bit carried away and threw heaps of it in – yum! Very easy to make, thanks Lo.

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