Mama’s Loaded Potato Soup

I cannot take a lick of credit for this. It’s my mother’s recipe. It’s delicious and filling. Give it a try and you will be struck with cravings for it forevermore.

Ingredients:

1lb. bacon, chopped

1 stick of butter

1 1/2 Vidalia onion, diced

1/4 cup flour

1/2 quart of whole milk

1 bag of mashing potatoes

32 oz. chicken broth

salt, pepper, nutmeg, and paprika

suggested toppings: cheese, scallion, and bacon

Method:

Cook the bacon, remove and save. Leave bacon grease in the pot and add half of the butter. Cook the onion until translucent. Add the flour to create a roux. Then add the milk. Separately boil and drain the potatoes. Add them to the main pot and use a hand mixer to roughly chop (should still be chunky, not like mashed potatoes). Add the broth and the remaining butter. Simmer and season with a dash of nutmeg and paprika. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with suggested toppings.