4 slices Bacon
4 cups Button mushrooms, sliced
½ cups White onions
¼ cups Green Onion, chopped
3 ½ cups Potatoes, Yukon if available
14 oz Chicken broth or 1ea. 14 ½ once can*
2 cups Half & Half
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Ground Black pepper
In a heavy-duty sautÃ© pan, fry the bacon until crisp. Set on double layer of paper towels to absorb excess fat. Chop fine and set aside. Add the mushrooms and onions to the bacon dripping is the same sautÃ© pan and sautÃ© for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are soft. Remove from the pan and set aside.
In an 8-quart stockpot, add the potatoes and broth. Over medium to high heat bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and remove from heat. Carefully transfer the potatoes to a food processor and process until smooth.
Return to the stockpot; add half & half, mushrooms -onion mixture, salt, pepper and sherry. Cook soup over low heat for 12 minutes or until heated thoroughly. Serve in bowl or soup cups and garnish with the chopped bacon and fresh chopped parsley. " “Don’t forget to use your homemade chicken stock instead of that expensive store bought version!”