Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Potato Soup!

I used Ally's potato soup recipe and changed just a few things. It was delicous, thanks for the recipe Ally!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
8 potatoes
1 stick of margarine
1/2 cup flour
1 medium yellow onion diced (about 1 cup)
3 cloves of garlic minced
6 cups whole milk
2 cups half and half
1/4 cup chopped green onions/chives
1/2 tsp. fresh nutmeg grated
10 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. freshly grated black pepper
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp. Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning

Cook potatoes in microwave and remove skin. Dice and set aside.

Saute onion in butter for about 3 minutes and add garlic, saute for another minute. Slowly whisk in flour until the sauce is smooth. Slowly add milk, continuing to whisk so it doesn't clump. Whisk in the half and half, nutmeg, Tony Chachere's, salt and pepper. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add potatoes and mash with the whisk until the soup is desired consistency. Add green onions, cheese and sour cream. Let simmer until potatoes cook down. Garnish with a little bit of cheese, bacon and more green onion.
I served with french bread, it was YUM!

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