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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tonight's dinner was a mish mash of what was in the fridge and it was fantastic.  Sometimes the best tasting dishes are those with the least thought!

Smokey Bacon & Potato Chowder
Serves 6
Preparation Time:  20 minutes
Cooking Time:  30 minutes

  • 1 cup chopped smokey bacon (or regular bacon)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cups (1.5L) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 pototaoes, peeled and diced
  • Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a medium stockpot, cook bacon over medium high heat until crispy.  Remove bacon from pot and place on absorbant towel.
  2. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from pot.  Reduce heat to medium.  Add onion, carrot and celery.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables start to soften, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and stir contanstanly for 1 minute.  Add chicken stock, potaotes and thyme sprigs.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft. 
  4. Remove thyme stalks and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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