Tuesday, March 10, 2009


We Heart potato soup

So, I don't go around looking for hearts. Sure I notice them but I'm not on the lookout for them. Really. Tonight we are having potato soup because we heart potato soup and it is raining and I just keep stuff on hand for such a soup when I haven't planned for any other thing. That would be tonight. I guess you couldn't say that I haven't planned because I'm planning it right now.

It is so delish that I thought I would share my concoction. Here is what I do:

I take a slab of sliced bacon and turn it on edge and slice through the slices about 1/4 inch apart and use about 2 inches off the slab of bacon. Are you confused? For me it is just the easiest way to dice some bacon for the pot. Throw the bacon in the pot on med heat. Dice 1/2 of a medium onion and throw into the pot of bacon cooking. Dice about 5 medium potatoes and throw them into the pot as you dice them. Each time you add a potato, stir the sizzling pot of bacon, onions, and potatoes. I like to cook the potatoes this way before adding the liquid. I think the potatoes absorb all the bacon and onion flavors. Add one can of chicken broth which is just enough to cover this amount of potatoes. I do not add water. Cover the pot and let them cook for 10 or 15 minutes until the potatoes are soft. Add one can of whole baby clams and one can of evaporated milk. Turn the heat down and then off as soon as the soup gets hot. Do not boil after adding the milk. Salt and pepper to taste.

And that's what were having.

Expect it to be delicious,

PS this serves 2 fat people who eat a little more than they should


  1. Yumm. It is suppose to start raining here tomorrow and continue thru Sunday and I was thinking of some kinda soup. This sounds sooooo good.


  2. It is not raining here, but the soup sounds good. I think I can get the three (or four) to eat baby clams if they don't see the cans :) Advice from the 3 - jump in the puddles with both feet.
    love you, Kristen

  3. LOL! It does sound good! Fat or not YUM!

  4. Oh my gosh, I looove potato soup so much! My mother used to make it and it is my ultimate comfort food. I've got two potato soup recipes in my repretoire: one baked poato soup and one ham and potato soup, but I did not have one with clams. You have made my night Miss Sharon!

  5. Hi Sharon, the potato is so cute.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Laura.

  6. YUM YUM YUM! Who doesn't love potato soup? who doesn't love bacon?

  7. "2 fat people who eat a little more than they should". Just the right portion for our house. Now all I need is a heart shaped potato.

    Thanks for the recipe.


  8. You are so funny. Thanks for the recipe. DH loves potato soup and he just had some dental surgery so it's perfect for tonight.
    I am headed to the studio to make my postcard. I have no idea what to do but will send a copy when it is done.
    It's snowing here.

  9. This soup sounds scrumptious! I believe I'll give it a try. Thank you!

  10. Delicious and so good in the terrible chill we have here in the north country. We love potato soup and have all our lives which to this point have been long.

    I have also had time to visit more of the archives of your work, and I do gasp at times at the beauty and the interest you give the viewers. Your head must ache at times with ideas and sleep must
    elude you at times thinking of what you can do tomorrow.


  11. yummy!!! I will have to try that!!

  12. I'm making potato soup today, too! It's a completely different recipe (vegan). Can't wait for dinner. Yum!

  13. Ooh yum! We're heading into autumn soon, so I'll be trying this out. But I won't tell Tony about the clams in it LOL

  14. Hi Sharon,
    Finally had a moment to pop on over and catch up with ya! That sounds YUMMY ~ we're having a rainy day here today and it would be perfect for lunch!!
    Love all the tree banners, art and your somerset work - just gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  15. Thanks for the recipe. Maybe we should have this wonderful soup for dinner tonight as we are being drowned in the rain for the next couple of days.

    Love the heart potato.
    So cute!

  16. I love the sound of this soup....I will try it before we get warm here.
    Hugs, Mary

  17. Hey Sharon,
    I made this soup last night and Hubby said he thinks it may be the best soup I've ever made.
    Thanks for the recipe....I know it will become a staple of this house.

  18. YUM! I grew up on potato soup and especially enjoyed it during the winter months - it really hit the spot. My mom and Grandmother both made it. I don't think I've made it since my 20's! What a great idea!


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