Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Machine Shed Potato Soup

I usually do a Tuesday recipe, but I ran out of time yesterday.  Our grandson got sick to his stomach in the car on the way to school.  He gets car sick but the school thought he had the flu and wouldn't let him stay.  He spent the day with us.  He wasn't sick and played all day.  We spent time walking in the woods.  We had to check on the leprechaun house and went searching for the Wicked Witch in the woods.  We had fun but I didn't get my Tuesday recipe posted.  Here it is.  Better late than never.

There is a restaurant in Appleton Wisconsin called The Machine Shed (  The Machine Shed has more locations but this is the only one I have been to.  They are known for many good recipes, and often demonstrate them on television.  This is their recipe for Potato Soup.  It is probably the most fattening recipe I have ever posted.  The good thing is that it is pretty filling and so delicious.

Machine Shed Potato Soup


1 Qt. chicken stock
1 Qt. milk
1/2 pound bacon, diced
1 cup heavy cream
2 1/2 pounds red potato, diced
1 medium onion
3 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

8 oz.  margarine (I used butter)
8 oz. flour

In a small sauce pan make your roux by melting your margarine over medium heat.  Stir in flour and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes.  Boil diced potatoes until tender but not falling apart, drain and set aside.  In a 4 quart stock pot, cook bacon over medium high heat.  When it begins to brown add the celery and onions and saute until tender.  Add milk and chicken stock and combine.  Turn heat to medium but don't let it boil.  When it begins to bubble around the edges use a wire whisk and add the roux until thickened.  Stir in the heavy cream and parsley, and gently stir in potatoes.  Salt and pepper to taste. 

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