I just made a yummy recipe which I found on Shari Carroll's blog for Shari's Tator Soup! I changed it a tiny bit, so I'll post it the way I made it, but be sure to head over to Shari's amazing blog. She is one of the designers on the Holiday Card Class at Onlinecardclasses.com.
Shari's Tator Soup: Serves 8 (guys)
Potatoes (7-8peeled and diced)
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 chopped onion
Bacon (5 slices uncooked or 10 slices pre-cooked) cut in 1/2" pieces (I actually used 1/2 c precooked crumbled bacon that you buy in a bag from Costco)
1 cup of frozen or canned corn
Garlic seasoning mix
Milk (amount can vary) ( I use 1%)
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Potato flakes or flour mixed with water to thicken
Shredded cheese and French fried onions for garnish
Crisp bacon and onions in the bottom of a stock pot. Add potatoes and chicken stock and enough water (if needed) to cover just potatoes. On medium heat, cook till corners of potatoes become slightly rounded (about 1/2 hour). Add corn (i heated it a bit first. Add spices and milk (i also added a bit of cream) to potatoes and return to heat. Once hot, sprinkle 3 tbsp. of potato flakes (or add flour/water mixture) to the soup. Salt and pepper to taste. Garnish as desired
This was amazing!