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Potato, Bacon and Egg Chowder

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Potato, Bacon and Egg Chowder

Bacon adds a smoky touch to this hearty meal-in- a-bowl soup.

Potato, Bacon and Egg Chowder
Serves 6
Bacon adds a smoky touch to this hearty meal-in- a-bowl soup.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups (750 mL) BCfresh Yellow Flesh Potatoes (about 1 lb/500 g), peeled and cubed
  2. 4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 1 stalk celery, diced
  5. 1 carrot, diced
  6. 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh thyme leaves
  7. 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  8. 4 cups (1 L) chicken broth
  9. 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  10. 1 tsp (5 mL) mustard powder
  11. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  12. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  13. 6 eggs
  14. 1 cup (250 mL) whole milk
  15. 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh chives
Instructions
  1. In saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring often, for about5 minutes or until crisp; using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel–lined plate.
  2. Drain all but 3 tbsp (45 mL) bacon fat from saucepan; add potatoes, onion, celery, carrot and thyme. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until onions are softened and golden. Stir in flour until vegetables are well coated.
  3. Add broth, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Using immersion blender, pulse 4 or 5 times to make smooth yet chunky soup.
  4. Meanwhile, place eggs in small saucepan and fill with enough water to cover by 1 inch (2.5 cm). Bring to boil and remove from heat; cover and let stand for 4 1/2 minutes. Drain and run eggs under cold running water.
  5. Peel and halve eggs; place egg halves in soup bowls. Ladle chowder into bowls; sprinkle with chives and reserved bacon.
Notes
  1. For an added kick, stir in a dash or two of hot sauce.
  2. Add 1 cup (250 mL) of cooked corn kernels to chowder if desired.
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BCfresh and our grower partners can confirm that onions packaged as Bestfresh Chefs Reserve 10lb Onions are not included in the recall as they are NOT SOURCED from Thomson International (Bakersfield, California).

Our Bestfresh 10lb Onion packaging is a black mesh bag with gold label with UPC 7-75058-50108-2 – they are Washington onions sourced from completely different grower/packer and are safe to consume. 

If you have lingering concerns regarding the safety of Bestfresh Chef’s Reserve 10lb onions, we recommend you dispose of the product or return to Costco for a full refund.

For more information regarding the recall please visit CFIA at

https://www.inspection.gc.ca/food-recall-warnings-and-allergy-alerts/2020-08-01/eng/1596343331110/1596343336880

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https://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-cfia/transparency/regulatory-transparency-and-openness/food-safety-investigations/outbreak-of-salmonella-infections-linked-to-red-on/eng/1596550549442/1596550550020#a1