Monday, January 16, 2012

Baked Potato Soup!!

Another great find! mMM...

 ~Baked potato soup~

3 bacon strips, cooked & crumbled
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 T. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried basil
½ tsp. pepper
3 c. chicken broth
2 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 c. half-and-half cream (OR…½ c. whipping cream + ½ c. milk)
½ tsp. hot pepper sauce

Shredded Cheddar cheese
Crumbled Bacon

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 T. drippings, set bacon aside. Sauté the onion and the garlic in drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix well. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat BUT do not boil. Garnish with bacon & cheese.

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