Thursday, April 24, 2008

Baked Potato Soup

When I decided to expand my recipe repertoire, I found a few new recipes, including this one: Baked Potato Soup

6 bacon strips, diced
2 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon pepper
6 cups chicken broth
4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups half-and-half cream
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Minced fresh parsley

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix well. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil. Garnish with bacon, cheese and parsley.

This was for 8 servings. I suggest upping the flour to 1/2 cup and using one more large baking potato. Bit more spices too. But all in all, it was a fantastic dinner and the kids asked for 2nds!!! I'll make it again for sure.


Mama Bear said...

Mmmmm that sounds good!!!

KrustyTheCat said...

It was! lol

Mama Bear said...

I'm adding to next week's new menu plan.

And update your blog, woman - I need something to read! :)

Stephanie said...

I'm hungry now!

Jane @ Kidzarama said...

Mmmmmmmmmm... we're just heading into Winter (tomorrow, actually), so soup is exactly what we neeeeeed. ;)

I've got a scrummy recipe for pumpkin soup, and this will go nicely.