Mom’s Potato Soup

Potato Soup
From the kitchen of Mom

5-6 Potatoes, diced
2/3 cup Onions, chopped
6 Tablespoons Butter
1 pound Bacon, fried and chopped (may use half or none)
1 cup Water
1 clove Garlic, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper (or much more)
4 cups Milk
1 Tablespoon Parsley, chopped

Add onion, potatoes, melted butter and water to pot. Season with garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook slowly until potatoes are medium soft. Add milk. Continue to cook until soup comes to a boil. Add parsley, adjust seasoning and heat through before serving. Sprinkle bacon on top before serving. May be halved

I never saw mom do this, but I sometimes add a cup or more of instant mashed potatoes after boiling the milk, makes for much thicker soup.  Oh how I love bacon, I would never make it without it.