Irish-Style Potato Onion Soup

Irish-Style Potato Onion Soup

Hearty and filling, this potato soup gets flavor from onions and herbs. Bacon and chives are used as garnishes.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a 6- to 8-quart stockpot, add 4 tablespoons of the butter and onions, and cook gently. Do not let the onions brown. Add the peeled and sliced potatoes, milk, and chicken stock . Add 1/4 cup of the chives, celery seeds, and thyme . Cover and cook gently for about an hour.
  3. Step 3

    In a small saucepan melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter and whisk in the flour. Let the roux bubble for 2 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Thicken the stock with the roux, whisking carefully to avoid lumps. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes and then puree together in a food blender .
  4. Step 4

    Add the cream and gently reheat, but do not boil. Season with salt and pepper . Serve with remaining 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives and the crisply fried bacon as garnishes.