California Dreaming's Baked Potato Soup
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
1/4 cup onion -- minced
1/4 cup celery -- minced
1/3 cup flour
3 cups chicken stock
2 medium potatoes -- cubed
1 teaspoon basil, fresh -- sweet
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sour cream
fresh parsley -- chopped
8 strips bacon -- crumbled
fresh chives -- chopped
cheddar cheese -- grated
Cook bacon slowly over medium-low heat until crisp, taking care not to brown the fat. Set bacon aside, leaving rendered fat in the pan.
Add onions and celery and sauté until tender.
Add Flour and mix well.
Add chicken stock and stir until all flour is dissolved. Continue to stir and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer. Add potatoes and let soup simmer until potatoes are tender (about 30 minutes).
Add heavy cream, sour cream, basil, and white pepper. Let simmer for another 10 minutes until soup is hot again.
Add chopped parsley. Crumble bacon strips and mix with chives and cheese. Garnish each portion of soup with the bacon/chives/cheese mixture.