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- 1 pound red bliss potatoes, boiled and quartered
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 2 ounces butter
- 3 ounces flour
- 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
- 1 tablespoon garlic
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon of fresh tarragon, chopped
- 2 dried bay leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pot over medium to high heat, slowly render bacon. Melt in the butter and add the shallots, sauté until translucent. Add garlic and sauté for about one minute.
- Add flour and mix with wooden spoon until it all looks like wet sand. Cook out the flour for about 5 minutes, and then add chicken stock.
- Add bay leaf and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 5 minutes and add milk.
- Return to simmer and add potatoes, parsley and tarragon. Cook for an additional 20 minutes at a simmer or until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper.