Monday, January 17, 2011

Perfect Winter Soup: Baked Potato Soup

What did we crave during Deep Freeze 2011? This homemade baked potato soup! I just microwave 3-4 potatoes, let them cool, peel them and dice. That's the most difficult part of the recipe. This recipe originally came from a Quick Cooking magazine (no longer published).

Baked Potato Soup

1/2 to 1 pound bacon, cooked and cut in 1 and 1/2 inch pieces (Reserve 2 Tblsp drippings)
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups of chicken broth
3 large potatoes, baked, peeled and diced
1 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cook bacon and reserve 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Set cooked bacon aside. In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in the drippings until soft. Stir in the flour, salt, basil and pepper. Mix well and continue to cook for a couple minutes. Slowly add the broth. Bring to boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add diced potatoes, cream and hot sauce and simmer until cream is heated. Garnish with bacon and shredded cheese. Serves 4. A+ DELICIOUS

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