Saturday, May 3, 2008

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Serves: 8
6 larges potatoes, peeled and cut
1/2 cup diced leeks
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1 quart half and half
1/3 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pepper
Fried and crisp bacon, diced
In a large pot, combine potatoes, leeks, garlic, salt and water. Bring to a boil; lower to simmer. Cook until potatoes are tender. Do Not drain. In another pan, melt butter; then add flour. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes; slowly add the half & half. Continue cooking and stir constantly until thickened. Add sour cream and pepper. Pour white sauce into the pot with the cooked potatoes and water.

*My two daughter's who gave me the Making Memories-Dairy Keen Cookbook for Christmas bought it for this recipe. So with all my daughter's home this weekend I made this recipe for them. I thought it was delicious. One said it wasn't as good as Chili's and another said it wasn't as good as Bennigan's. So if you want really terrific potato soup, you know where to get it. If you want to make some at home I would highly recommend this recipe. Candleman and I loved it.


Alyson said...

Everything has been very delicious this visit. Thanks for always making my visits memorable with wonderful food and company.

Cindi said...

Yum! I'll be checking in when I can't figure out what to cook for dinner. Everything looks delicious.