Friday, January 6, 2012

Baked Potato Soup

After taking my Son to College in Idaho.  I was freezing at the 17 degree temperature.  I couldn't stop thinking about making this soup.  This recipe comes from my friend Jenny and it is so yummy!
Now I cheat.  The recipe calls for 6-8 slices of cooked bacon.  I like to use the real bacon bits.  It is a time saver and it is mostly meat.  So I justify it with a little less fat......
Bake the potatoes at 400 for 1 hour or until done.  I like to cover in foil with a little pad of butter.
Chop Onion
I like to grate the garlic.
Grate cheese
I save the bacon drippings in the frig for later use.  Saute the onion and garlic in bacon drippings
Reserve 1 1/2 cup of broth to mix with the flour.  Add hot chicken stock and the flour mixture to pot.
Cook on Med High heat until the soup thickens
Add potatoes, cream, bacon, parsley, basil, salt, pepper sauce and black pepper.  Simmer 10 minutes, 
DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL.  
Add grated cheese and green onion.  Heat until cheese melts smoothly.
Garnish each serving as desired with bacon, grated cheese and chopped parsley


Baked Potato Soup
(recipe by http://twistedflavor.blogspot.com)
6-8 Slices bacon
1 cup yellow onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
2/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup cold chicken stock
4 1/2 cups hot chicken stock
4 cups baked potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped  or 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 1/2 tsp dried basil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp red pepper sauce
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup diced green onions (white part only


Saute garlic and onion in 2 Tbsp bacon drippings or med high heat.  Cook until transparent, about 3 minutes.  Add flour to 1 1/2 cup cold chicken stock.  Heat remaining chicken stock and add to onion and garlic. Add  the cold stock mixture.  Whisking to prevent lumps, until liquid thickens.  Reduce hear to simmer and add potatoes, cream, bacon, parsley, basil, salt, pepper sauce and black pepper.  Simmer 10 minutes.  
Do not allow to boil
Add grated cheese and green onion.  Heat until cheese melts smoothly.
Garnish with bacon, cheese and chopped parsley.

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Love,
Barbara