Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Baked Potato Soup...

I would like to introduce my cousin Annie...She is an amazing woman, wife and mother...She works, goes to school and is the mother of two very busy teenagers, and fishes..yep she even catches fish...she is my kind of gal....and lucky for us she cooks, and takes amazing pictures....I love her very much and know you will too....take it away Annie!
Baked Potato Soup...

Baked Potato Soup

12 slices of bacon*
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup all purpose flour
7 cups of milk
4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed (I microwave mine and then just scrape em out.)
4 green onions, chopped* (or I use about ½ cup of sweet onions)
1 ¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese*
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Cook bacon, drain and set aside. In a stock pot, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes. Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.

*plus more for topping if desired

fry bacon....mmmm bacon, bacon, bacon....and set aside...

melt butter and then ....

whisk in flour....and then.....

slowly add milk while whisking, and whisk until smooth....

add potatoes and onion and cook until tender....

add cheese, sour cream, bacon bits and salt and pepper and stir....continue cooking until hot and the cheese is melted...

and oh my! look at this goodness! topped with the bacon bits, more shredded cheese and a dollop of the sour cream....hmmm lets all go to Annie's house!

Cheers to Happy  !!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! I was at Annie's house just today and was not offered any of this; must not have been any leftovers!