Chilled Golden Potato Soup with Bacon, Sour Cream and Green Onions

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Chilled Golden Potato Soup with Bacon, Sour Cream and Green Onions
Serves 6
This recipe is similar to the classic Vichyssoise potato and leek soup but adds bacon and other garnishments to make it a whole new adaptation and one your family will LOVE!
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Ingredients
  1. 1⁄2 Lb Bacon, cooked crisp and chopped (reserve grease)
  2. 2 Tbsp. Bacon Grease (butter can be substituted)
  3. 1 each Medium Sweet Onion, chopped
  4. 2 cups Chicken Stock
  5. 3 e.a Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and sliced
  6. 1⁄2 cup Sour Cream
  7. 1⁄2 cup Half & Half
  8. 1 pinch Ground Nutmeg
  9. 2⁄3 cup Crumbled Bacon
  10. 1⁄4 cup Green Onions
  11. 1⁄2 cup Sour Cream
  12. - Salt and Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium soup pot, cook bacon until crisp then remove and reserve bacon leaving about 2 Tbsp. of bacon grease in pot.
  2. Chop / crumble bacon and set aside.
  3. Saute onion in bacon grease until transparent and tender. Do not brown.
  4. Add chicken stock and potatoes and gently simmer until potatoes are tender. Turn off heat and allow the soup to cool.
  5. In a blender, puree the cooled soup mixture. Strain if desired afterwards and chill.
  6. Add half and half and sour cream to the chilled soup mixture and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. (Thin with additional chicken stock if desired.)
  7. Portion soup in bowls and garnish with crisp bacon, green onions and a dollop of sour cream.
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