Nancy's Kitchen - Tried and Tested Recipes
Baked Potato Soup
This recipe is for the husband who is
going through chemo and unable to chew
much. This soup is awesome for everyone.
Always been a great hit when I have
served it. A couple notes at the bottom
how I alter the recipe.
4 lg. baking potatoes
2/3 c, butter
2/3 c, flour
1/2 tsp. pepper
12 slices bacon,
cooked and crumbled
1 1/4 c. shredded
1 (8 oz.0 container
1 bay leaf (optional)
Wash potatoes, prick and bake at
400º for 1 hour. When done let cool. Cut
potatoes lengthwise and scoop out pulp.
Melt butter in large saucepan over low
heat. Add flour, stirring until smooth.
Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Gradually add 6 cups of milk. I also
sometimes add 1 bay leaf during the
cooking process as I love that flavor.
Cook over medium heat stirring
constantly until mixture is thickened
and bubbly. Add potato pulp, salt,
pepper, 2 tablespoons onion, 1/2 cup
bacon, 1 cup cheese. Cook thoroughly
until heated, stir in sour cream. Add
extra milk if necessary for desired
thickness. Serve with remaining onion,
bacon and cheese. Yield 10 cups.
I cook the onions in the butter and even
sometimes use regular chopped onions
(more than recipe calls for because I
love onions), I smash the potatoes
slightly. You can leave out the bacon as
it is just as good without it.
This soup freezes well which can be done
in individual portions. The original
basic recipe came from cooks.com. Hope
Janis in Texas