The Best Potato Soup

The Best Potato Soup…a thick , creamy, hearty soup that’s absolutely delicious!  I made this soup the day I made the Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls.  It was the perfect Fall dinner!
The Best Potato Soup…a thick , creamy, hearty soup that’s absolutely delicious!  I made this soup the day I made the Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls.  It was the perfect Fall dinner!

Ingredients
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 lb bacon chopped
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth or enough to cover potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 Teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/3 cup kale can use frozen thawed Kale as well, stems remove and chopped fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon in a dutch oven until done. Remove the bacon, drain off all but 1/4 cup of the bacon grease. Cook celery, carrot and onion in the 1/4 cup bacon grease until soft. Stir in the minced garlic, cook for 1 minute more. Add cubed potatoes, toss to coat. Saute the potatoes 3 or 4 minutes. Place the fried bacon back in the pan. Add enough chicken broth to the pan to cover the potatoes, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender.