6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 onion, finely chopped
2 (10.5 oz.) cans chicken broth
2 cups water
5 large potatoes, diced (red potatoes are excellent for this soup)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups half and half cream
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
Place bacon in a skillet and cook over medium heat until brown. Add to slow cooker leaving the grease in the skillet. Saute onions in bacon grease until soft. Drain off excess grease and add onions to the cooker.
Stir in broth, water, potatoes, salt, pepper, and dill. Cover and cook for 6-7 hours on low, stirring occasionally.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour and half and half. Stir into soup along with the can of evaporated milk. Cover and cook another 30 minutes before serving. Serve with grated cheddar cheese.
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