Friday, March 2, 2012

More soup

I decided to add the new recipes here instead of putting them in drawer where I can never find it fast enough when I want to make them again. If I make and it and like it then I will put it here.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Serves 6
1 pound bacon, roughly chopped
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
3/4 cup diced celery
4 large Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 medium red potatoes, diced
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
Coarse salt, freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 cups heavy whipping cream
Optional garnishes: chopped chives, bacon bits, sour cream, shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese
  1. In a 6- to 8-quart stockpot over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving half for garnish. In bacon fat, cook onions, carrots, and celery until the onions are translucent. Add potatoes and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Whisk in flour and stir constantly over low heat until the flour is cooked and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add chicken stock and half of the bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Over medium-high heat, bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Mash some of the potatoes for thicker, creamier texture. Add whipping cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Adjust thickness by adding water or stock. Soup should have a creamy consistency.
  6. Season to taste, and garnish with toppings.
Cooks’ notes: Soak diced potatoes in cold water until ready to use to keep them from turning brown. To make bacon easier to chop, lightly freeze.

I made a few changes here, I used just 1% milk instead of cream and also only used half the bacon. I did this because I am in pretty restricted cholesterol diet. One can re-do a recipe in different ways to go with your taste or current diet. It turned out very flavorful.

4 comments :

  1. I love soup! Thank you I have no added another recipe to my list of "must make" soups.

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    1. I think soup is so nourishing and a light alternative. It warms the heart and the tummy in a cold day. :)Thank you for your visit Andi!

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  2. That loosk so tasty, it's making me hungry!

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  3. Angela, this soup might be so tasty. I love potato soup.

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