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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Baked Potato Soup

Hi everyone my usb cord went out in the Canon Power Shot and the Sony cyber shot was already out .  I wasn't worried at first because I called Best Buy to get another one.  They didn't carry Sony one but they had a Universal  one that was in my price range. Long story short when I got to the one by my house they didn't have that but some other device.  I borrowed this image which also had their version.
I used the recipe fromThe Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook anyway on to the recipe

Prep time 15 minutes  Cook 1 hour and 12 minutes(You can boil the potatoes like I did to cut down your cooking time)

4 large baking potatoes
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup all-pupose flour
6cups of milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1 1/2 cups (6ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese,divided
12 slices bacon cooked crumbled and divided
4 green onions ,chopped and divided
1 8 ounce carton sour cream

  • Wash pottaoes; prick several times with a fork.  Bake at 400o degrees for 1 hour or until done;cool
  • Cut pottoaes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and reserve. Discard shells
  • Melt butter ina Dutch oven over low heat; add flour,stirring until smooth. Cook1 minute, stirring constantly.   Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat , stirring constantly,until thickened and bubbly.
Stir in potato,salt,pepper,1 cup cheese , 1/2 cup bacon, and 2 tablespoons green oninons; cook until heated (do not boil).Stir in sour cream; cook just until heated(do not boil), Sprinkle servings with remaining cheese, bacon and green onions.  Yield; 10 cups.

Variations: I cooked this soup twice because I had bought alot of sour cream and I didn't want it to go to waste.  I used 2 cups of 2% milk and 4 cups of Half and half, and a combination of Mexican cheese and Sharp Cheddar.It was really creamy and I loved it.
The second time I used 3 cups of 1% milk and 2 3/4 cups of Half and Half and 1/4 cup of Chicken broth
because I ran out of the other milk and had to buy more.  This wasn't as creamy; but still good but be careful not to boil  or it will be very scorchy!
I am linking up with,,  Plus since I feel a little guilty for not being to upload pictures  I have a Bonus Recipe below this post
from Paula Deen's  latest magazine(Sourdough Apricot  and Pecan Dressing)


girlichef said...

This is yet ANOTHER of my favorite kinds of soup....I like my soup ;) Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it w/ the hearth and soul hop this week!

scrapaddict4sure said...

Thanks for stopping by I think great minds think alike!

Lyndsay said...

Baked potato soup - YUMM! As soon as I saw the heading on the Tasty Tuesday blog hop I had to come by. Very nice :-)

bj said...

We love potato soup..yours sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
Hope you get your camera fixed soon..I don't think I could live another minute if something happened to mine. :)))

Dan said...

This sounds so ridiculously good, but I'm not sure that my arteries could handle it!

Miranda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I responded to your comment but not everyone subscribes to threads. Would love for you to link up to my fat camp fridays and Cookbook Sundays @ Brenda's Canadian Kitchen.
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Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

MMMMMMMMMMM I love potato soup... and everything in this looks amazing! What a beautiful picture too!

I hope you'll enter the CSN Giveaway that I'm hosting this week :)

Couscous & Consciousness said...

What a great soup - perfect for a chilly evening. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment.
Sue :-)

Aurelia said...

I've never tried potato soup but someone else was raving about it lately. Thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks really nice :)

Christy said...

Oh, I love potato soup - I have never made it with baked potatoes - yum! And I would use those skins to make an appetizer with cheese - yum. Thanks for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul Hop!

Christy said...

i really love baked potato soup...and this recipe looks yummy! so nice to meet you--i have been browsing around your place for a bit and you have some great stuff here. thank you for linking up to tuesday night supper club.

Inspired2cook said... potato soup!



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