Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's a Soup Kind of Day

I love baked potato soup, and several friends have asked for the recipe. I don't measure when I cook (unless I'm trying someone else's recipe....) so these are approximations for the most part.

4 Baked, peeled, chopped potatoes or 6-8 small - you can use more :)
1 small onion- chopped
8 cups (or more for thinner soup) of milk. I use whatever milk I have on hand (whole, 2%, etc.)
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup flour
dried parsley
sour cream (1/2 cup for the soup and then some for garnish)
shredded cheese (cheddar or cojack)
Bacon bits (the real bacon kind, NOT bacos)
1 bouillion cube (chicken...add it to the milk.)

Saute the onion and butter until the onions are soft and transparent. Then add the flour to make a paste (roux??) and then wisk in the 1/2 of the milk and all the seasonings (I just eyeball it and season to taste) and bring to a near boil. Add the rest of the milk and all of the potatoes. Heat thoroughly, stirring often. Then add sour cream.

Ladle into bowls and top with sour cream, cheese and bacon.

**NOTE** This soup is high on flavor.....and fat content :)

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