Potato Striper/Wiper Soup

Discussion in 'OGF Kitchen' started by LittleMiamiJeff, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Ok, I did it.
    Using Kathy's Potato soup recipe, modify and add Striper meat, MMM, MMM, Good! ;)
    You'll have equal amounts of Potato Soup without striper, and Striper Potato Soup, Just because mama said so! ;) (If momma's happy, well, you get it!)

    1 Med. Onion, thinly sliced
    1 long stalk celery
    1-2 garlic cloves, crushed and thinly sliced/diced
    1 2/3 stick butter
    8 strips bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled
    1 2/3 cup flour
    1 gallon milk, may not use all
    6 medium idaho potatoes
    1-2 lbs striper meat ready to cook
    8oz sour cream
    shredded cheddar cheese for individual bowls
    Hot ground pepper mix
    Cayenne pepper
    Garlic salt

    I melted all but 1/3 stick of butter in fry pan, slicing onion, celery and garlic clove into melted butter, I saute'd this slow on med.

    When onions and celery were cooked but not brown, I took 3/4 of the onions/celery/garlic mix and put in a bowl and set aside, trying to leave most of the butter in pan. In this mix I stirred in salt/pepper and other spices to taste, I like it fairly hot but not heart burn, about 1/2 teaspoon cayenne. This set aside onion/celery mix goes in frying pan w/striper near end of recipe.

    Take peeled potatoes, thinly sliced, put in microwave bowl with a tablespoon or 2 of water, Heat covered for 15 minutes. Stir mid way through.

    While potatoes cook, I transferred melted butter w/ 1/4 onion/celery mix in large stock pot, adding remaining 1/3 stick of butter. Low heat.

    I also cooked bacon at this time, placed cooked bacon on paper towels to drain, keeping a couple tablespoons bacon grease for potato soup, a couple tablespoons for frying striper.

    I kept butter in stock pot at low heat, slowly adding flour, stirring evenly until it was all mixed in butter mix.

    Then add milk, turn heat up as you add milk, until you're at med/hi, now you have to stir until butter/flour/milk mix becomes thicker, using up to the whole gallon to give you enough mix in pot to just about 2/3 full. Add salt and pepper and remaining spices to your taste.

    When you have the butter/flour/milk mix as thick as you want, add cooked potatoes, I used a potato masher to break the slices up, but not too much, you want some potato gravy and chunks too.

    Crush the bacon add to potato soup. Add sour cream and mix in well, let simmer on low while you fry striper.

    To fry striper, use frying pan butter, onion, celery and garlic was cooked in, add the onion/celery mix, add more butter, and bacon grease, to cover bottom of pan. Med. heat.
    Add strips of striper meat, brown and turn over, then cover to let striper kind of fry/roast under the cover.
    When striper is done, you're just about there.
    Split Pot of potato soup in half (or, cook twice as much striper for a full pot of striper soup.)
    Add cooked striper to one pot, again use potato masher to break up but leave chunky.
    As you ladle into bowl, use handful of shredded cheese to garnish.

    All I know is it was delicious, it's the first time I tried this, and really enjoyed it, here's a couple pics of the process in action:



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  2. But the ceiling is only 9', so I had to stoop a little to get the pics! LOL!
    Just held camera over my head to get perspective, never gave the height a thought!
    It's how good it tasted that matters, not my size! ;)
  3. ...LittleMiamiJeff...Just looking at that stove with the goodies on it makes me want to try it...Thanks for the recipe...Fish looks perfect and the soup I swear I could smell it I know I felt the heat comming from it......THANKS AGAIN...C.L...
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  4. Copied & saved for my next outdoor get-together, gonna do some yote hunting 1st week in January.

    My mouth is just watering, I can tell its a killer soup from reading it. Got no striper but Cod will do,

    Thanks, Nik
  5. Thanks guys, I have ONE bowl left, I'll eat it tonight as I make Hot Chili for work tomorrow, the guys won't let me come in Christmas Eve unless I bring my chili.
    I'll post it someday.
    Any firm large flake fish will do, Cod included!
    Merry Christmas!
  6. ...LittleMiamiJeff...I hope you thought of all us ...while you were eating your last bowl...were out here drolling on our computer key board after seeing the pictures ...checked the freezer bottom bin is filled with walleye and crappie...Will be trying your recipe soon as this holiday food is gone...
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  7. Merry Christmas to you too, CL! ;)
    Man the last bowl was as good as the first, and the Smack Tackle guys have elected me "cookie" on the next trip to Cumberland, I guess there is an advantage to being able to cook! Have a great one, let us know how that walleye tastes in the chowder!
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  8. Hay there ...LittleMiamiJEFF...I must have been in the cooking mood ...Made a pot of your...Potato-Striper/Wiper Soup for a few friends for New Years Party...Big hit...I now call it...Potato-Walleye/Striper/Wiper Soup...
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