Monday, April 4, 2011

The Very Best Baked Potato Soup!!

I have made this for most of my family and friends and it's always a hit. Enjoy.

2 cups potatoes, diced but unpeeled
1/4 lb of butter
2 cups finely diced yellow onions
1/2 cup of flour
4 cups of warm water
1/4 cup of chicken bullion
1 cup of dry potato flakes
2 cups of heavy cream
2 cups of milk
salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil to taste

 Saute' onions in melted butter for 10 minutes
Add flour to onions and Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring until flour is absorbed
Combine water, bullion, potato flakes and seasonings. Stir until mixed with no lumps . Add this mixture to onion mix, a little at a time.
Add milk and cream, stirring until smooth and lightly thickened
Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes
In separate container, potatoes should be covered with water, brought to a boil and simmered for 20 minutes.
Combine potatoes with soup to complete.

**Removing from heat with thicken this, an it does get very thick.**
***Adding bacon, cheese, or ham makes this soup even better***

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