Steve's Leapin' Irish Potato Soup

in Hearty Soups

6 cups cooked, unpeeled white potatos, cubed
1 cup chopped sweet onion
3 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
3 cups chicken stock
6 tbs. olive oil
4 tbs. inced garlic
1 cup cooked diced bacon
3 tbs. black pepper
2 tbs. cayenne pepper
3 tbs. salt
3 tbs. dried dillweed
1/4 cup chives, dried or fresh

In a large stock pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic for approximately 1 minute. Add chicken stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium. Add milk, heavy cream, potatos and onions. Simmer on low for approximately 15 minutes. Add spices, bacon & chives. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream & chives.

Serves 8-10.