Now that its rainy season, this is a good time to cook soup. Here’s what I’ve got from cheapcooking.com, and this looks delicious…
- 1/2 pound of bacon
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 Tbs flour
- 1 quart milk
- 1/2 pound frozen corn
- 4 or 5 potatoes (about a pound), peeled, cubed, and simmered until tender
- salt and pepper to taste
- a few sprigs of parsley
- paprika for garnish if you like
- Cook the bacon in a large pot or use bacon you’ve previously cooked and use some bacon grease to cook the onions. If you cook a few slices of bacon just for this, drain all but 3 Tbs of the grease from the pan. (Save it, of course, to use in things like corn bread.) Set the bacon aside and chop it.
- Cook the onion in the bacon grease 5 minutes or so, until softened. Sprinkle the flour in and stir. Cook over medium-low heat 2-3 minutes, stirring almost constantly. I find it’s easiest if I heat the milk in the microwave during this time. Stir in the milk slowly, using a whisk or a nice flat wooden spoon. Turn the heat up to medium and bring to a boil, stirring almost constantly. Turn the heat down but make sure it’s still simmering and cook a minute to thicken the base of your soup.
- Add the corn, potatoes, bacon, salt and pepper. Heat through. Ladle into bowls and garnish with parsley, then sprinkle with paprika if you like it like we do.
I like to try this… better put this in my menu list!
I’ll post a picture once I’ve cooked this dish.
Have fun cooking!