Someone tweeted about a delicious sounding soup earlier this week, so I asked for the recipe. What I got was this. It made me laugh because there are no directions. Somehow it assumes that you know what to do. This is how the recipes are that I inherited from my grandmother. I love it. I’m going to re write it to tell you what I did and how I did it.
4 strips of bacon
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
3 cups milk
4 small red potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
2 stalks broccoli, peel the stem and chop the whole thing
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
I cooked the bacon in my soup pot until it was crispy. While the bacon is cooking, cut up your veggies. Take the bacon out and chop it up, toss in the onions. Once the onions are clear, toss in the garlic.
When the onions and garlic are clear and soft, add the flour. Stir to make a roux (paste). Add a little bit of chicken broth, stir until it comes together. Add a little more chicken broth, stir until it comes together and bubbles a little bit. Then add the rest of the chicken broth, the bacon, broccoli and potatoes. Give it a good stir, then add the milk. Bring it up to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally. Cover it and let it simmer until the veggies are cooked through.
This is delicious!
When I reheat a bowl for lunch tomorrow I will be topping it with some shredded cheddar cheese.