Daybreak 1/21/10: Chef Yancy's Smoked Apple Wood Bacon Potato Soup
1 quart chicken stock (water & chicken base)
4-5 potatoes (cleaned, peeled, diced)
1/4 cup celery (diced)
1/4 cup carrots (diced)
1/4 cup onions (diced)
1/2 cup smoked apple wood bacon (cooked, diced)
1/2 cup or as needed half and half or heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
Bring chicken stock to a boil, add potatoes, carrots, onion, celery to stock. Let boil for approximately 15 minutes or until potatoes are just tender.
Add 1/2 cup or as needed half and half or heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper, and light touch of garlic, (to your taste) and cooked bacon. Bring to a simmer and you have a warm smoked potato soup for these cold days. Serve in a bowl or bread bowl for display, and top with cheddar cheese. MMMMM-Good! Enjoy!