Quick and easy soup to make!
2-3 lbs. all purpose potatoes, peeled and rough diced
1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced
4 cups chicken stock
5-6 bacon slices, cooked and diced
4-5 tablespoons bacon fat
1/3 c. flour
1-12oz. can of evaporated milk, low-fat
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp. salt & 1/2 tsp. pepper
Chopped chives as garnish
1. Combine potatoes, onion, chopped bacon and chicken stock in crock pot and cook on high 3-4 hours.
2. On stove, heat the bacon fat until hot and stir in flour to make a roux. Stir constantly until it turns a nice light brown color. Add the evaporated milk and stir. It will thicken quickly!
3. Pour roux into crock pot, add sour cream and cheese and stir. If you want thicker soup, you can break up some of the potatoes before this step. Cook on high for 15 minutes to combine flavors.
4. Ladle and garnish with chopped chives, if desired.