Slice carrots, celery, & potatoes into bite sized pieces & place into a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Thinly slice garlic, onlion (or shallots), & parsley & add to the vegetation.
Add chicken stock to pot until it just covers the vegetables; if thgere is not enough to cover then add water until covered. Bring to a boil then simmer until carrots & potatoes are fork tender.
In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat & add flour after it has melted. Whisk until smooth & fully combined. Continue to whisk & add 1 can of condensed milk as the roué begins to thicken & boil. Add a second can of milk & allow roué to thicken.
Add your roué & remaining can of milk to the vegetables & allow the new mixture to return to a simmer. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, cooked bacon, & salt & pepper to taste.
Allow the soup to come back to a simmer & allow to simmer about 1 hour on low heat to allow flavors to combine. Serve & enjoy.
Chef’s Note: You can also make this into Clam Chowder by adding 1lb of steamed fresh clams (12 oz canned clams, drained works too) to the soup about 10 minutes before serving. Make it into a chicken corn chowder by adding 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (boiled & shredded) & 1 can whole kernel corn into the soup at the same time as the sauces, bacon, and spice (step 4). If thickness of soup is not to your liking when completed, whisk 1 tsp of cornstarch & 1 tbsp of water together until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add this mixture to the soup & it should thicken immediately. Be aware that the roué will not thicken until it reaches a boiling point.
Cut the top off of all the individual cloves of the head, keeping the entire head of garlic intact.
Place in a square of aluminum foil that will be large enough to wrap the entire head & enclose it.
Drizzle olive oil over the top & sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt.
Wrap the garlic in the foil & place in 350°F oven for 1 hour.
Cut potatoes into roughly bite sized pieces, close to the same size. Place potatoes in a large stock pot & cover with enough water to just barely cover the potatoes.
Bring to a boil & reduce heat to medium & simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
Remove the potatoes from the water, but place them back into the still warm pot. Add butter & milk, & mash with either potato masher or electric hand mixer until it begins to smooth but is still quite lumpy.
Add Parmesan & continue to mash until you reached the desired consistency. Add parsley on top for garnish & enjoy.