Today I am using odds and ends from the fridge and made this wonderful potato soup. I received my inspiration from Andrea The Kitchen Witch's potato and bacon soup and Dinner with Julie's, bacon smashed potatoes.
Creamy Potato Soup with Pancetta
1/2 cup diced pancetta
2 tablespoons finely diced onion
1 tablespoon finely diced celery
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium sized potatoes, cut in a 1/2" dice
1/2 can evaporated milk
1 cup partially skimmed milk
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
Add the olive oil to a pot large enough to cook the soup and heat on a medium setting. Add pancetta and brown. When almost browned, add the onions and celery. Cook until translucent. Add garlic and continue to saute until garlic is becoming aromatic.
Add the evaporated milk, partially skimmed milk and water. Bring to a simmer. Add potatoes, salt and pepper. Continue to gently simmer until the potatoes are very soft. Add more water as necessary. Adjust the seasoning. Serve.