Monday, November 15, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

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Possibly the best soup ever.


3 med potatoes                
1 cup of carrots, thinly sliced or chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas or corn (optional)
1/2 pkg of bacon, diced
2 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp. of flour, divided
6 cups of chicken broth
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
2 cups of milk



  • Scrub, pierce and microwave potatoes until tender.  In small pot, cook carrots and/or peas/corn until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in large dutch oven or pot, cook bacon until crisp.  Remove to paper towel with slotted spoon.  Saute celery and onion in leftover drippings until tender. 
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of flour, cook and stir until browned.
  • Gradually stir in broth.  Bring to boil and add salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl or shaker, mix the remaining flour with milk until smooth; add to the pot.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Peel and cube potatoes; add to soup along with the other vegetables.   Add bacon.  Cook and stir until heated through.
Serves 6-8.

Make a batch of Grandma's Cream Scones to go with it!

TIPS:
  • Sometimes I drain the carrots etc, sometimes I just add all the water to the pot, depends on how thick it looks and how much water is left. 
  • I cook the carrots in a small pot separately for about 5-8 minutes until mostly done, and then add the frozen vegetable right on top.  Bring back to a boil and add to the soup when done.
  • To make less soup, don't add as much broth. 
  • You can always thicken it with some cornstarch mixed with water, or thin it by adding more broth or water as well.
  • Test that bacon out while it cools, waiting to go into the soup.  I mean, you wouldn't want to wreck the awesome soup by not pre-tasting the bacon.......

3 comments:

  1. I love potato soup. especially O'Charlies. Have you ever had it? Yummy. I will saving this recipe. Thank you. I've never mand a scone before. I'm a little nervous with that recipe?!?!?

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  2. Ah, so easy. Think of them as biscuits instead of scones, makes them sound so much easier to make! Hehe

    Don't forget the last tip..that's the crucial one!

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  3. This looks delicious and perfect for my Beat the Winter Blues Party! Tomorrows topic is comfort food, come and link up @ http://goodbycityhellosuburbs.blogspot.com

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