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I love potatoes, I like potatoes in salad, mashed, Au gratin, soup, baked, fried, scalloped…etc. They make great side dishes, main dishes…. you name it!
I would like to share with you my famous baked potato soup recipe, anyone who savored it loved it, it can be served as a main dish because its so filling and flavorful. It’s simple to make as well, try it:):
If you’re cooking for two:
Potatoes (2 large potatoes)
Turkey or beef bacon(3-4 strips)
Half a stick of butter (or low fat margarine)
Veggie oil (I prefer Canola oil)-for frying the bacon
2/3 tablespoons of flour
Milk (full cream-2 cups)
Begin by dicing the potatoes into little ½ inch cubes and boiling it in water for 15-20 mins with a little salt
Slice the bacon into little squares, fry in a little oil and set aside
5 mins before draining the potatoes make your soupy sauce:
Melt the butter until it sizzles (do NOT let it
Add the flour and start to whisk- do that for about 2
minutes to ‘cook out’ the flour taste
Add milk a little at a time, until you get the smooth,
velvety texture that you want.
Keep whisking (DO NOT let it get chunky)
At this point, you can add a pinch of salt, pepper or powdered garlic
Drain potatoes and add to mixture
Keep stirring for about 3 mins
Serve soup and sprinkle bacon on top first, then add parsley and grated cheddar cheese, anything you can make it into!
PS. In case you haven’t noticed, the ingredients for the sauce is relatively similar to Alfredo sauce used for pasta and ravioli, I’ve always favoured Alfredo to Marinara (i.e people know them as white and red sauce), I figured it could work as a soup too, so I tried it out and came up with good results:)