08 December 2010

Grammy B's Tater Soup

This is my mom's fabulous recipe. Enjoy :-)

2-5lbs yellow potatoes, chopped into bite sized pieces
1lb bacon
4 heaping Tablesppons of flour
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
1C shredded sharp white cheddar
4C buttermilk
3C potato stock (from the potatoes you're going to boil)
Chives, to taste
Crushed red pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste

In a large pot, boil potatoes unttil desired tenderness.  In a seperate large pan, fry bacon. Set bacon aside and add green onions to skillet (with the grease from the meat). Cook for about a minute on medium heat, then slowly add flour to make a roux. Once roux is made, slowly add stock and buttermilk and simmer for 5 mins. Drain potatoes, using the same pot, mix everything together(potatoes, roux mixture, cheese, chives, peppers, salt) and simmer for 30 mins, stir occasionally. Enjoy!