Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Promise Not To Throw Rocks…

A couple of posts ago, in Life, Death and Broccoli,  I told y’all that my cousin made me some comfort food, Baked Potato Soup, and several of you wanted the recipe.  She got the recipe from one of her church friends and shared so here it is, but don’t be mad at me because you all asked for it and it is soooo good that you will soon add it to your table on a regular basis.

Linda Brown’s Baked Potato Soup

4 large baked potatoes (if you prefer red potatoes, just the equivalent size wise)

2/3 C.   Butter

2/3 C. Flour

7 C.  Milk (we use regular homogenized mil but if you are a skim or 2% or goat milk drinkers you might try it ‘your way’)

1/4 C.  Green onions

1 C. Sour cream

12 slices of bacon,  crumbled

1 1/2 C. Cheddar cheese

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

Melt butter.  Add flour and stir until smooth.  Add milk slowly and stir until thickened.  Add baked potatoes (diced) and green onions.  Simmer 10 minutes.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until melted.  Serve immediately.

I typed this recipe in exactly as it was written.  You can, of course, add your own twists like Cuz did with the fresh broccoli from the garden.  And I was told to be sure to tell you all that she bakes her potatoes in the microwave in one of those fabric microwave bags.  That makes for a lot cooler kitchen in the summer and quicker when you have a time concern.  As you can tell from the recipe it’s not exactly diet friendly but every now and then you need to splurge and have some stick to your ribs wonderful soup. 

If you are a potato soup fan, a connoisseur of wonderful, rich stick to your ribs soup…  you gotta try this. 

And let me know what time you’ll be planning dinner.  Ummm Good.


Tina said...

My potato plants are huge so I am hoping there are a lot of tubers under the dirt (I always worry that all that green means the potatoes are being robbed). When I can dig some I will make some soup just after I have some new potatoes, peas and cream.....I have been feeling the urge for a garden report--watch for it.


Robynn's Ravings said...

I have wanted a REALLY good potato soup recipe and now I have it. Thanks, Sass! I'll be making this and I think I'll try the red pototoes!

farmlady said...

Thanks Helen, I make an oyster chowder that has a similar beginning to it, but I'm going to try this one night soon before the heat settles in. It looks like a really good recipe.

Terra said...

I adore potato soup and this sounds delicious.

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! This is on my "recipe to try" list. I'll give you a report afterwards.

Debbie Jean said...

Sounds so yummy. Thanks for posting it!!! Can't wait to try it!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

hetty said...

Sounds delicious Helen! I'll have to give this a try.

Tatersmama said...

I LOVE baked potato soup! It's also a good base for clam chowder as well, but I think this recipe will be done all on it's lonesome... :)
I'm a stickler for following the exact recipe the first time, and then adding twists at a later date, but sometimes you just can't beat the original!

Tatersmama said...

And microwaving the potatoes?
HE** yeah!!

Roslyn said...

Have to try it when the weather cools off again Helen getting too warm here for hot soup, it's vichyssoise time!

Nola said...

Yummmmm!!! It is winter here,...so I am going to give that a try and will report back!

AMIT said...

This soup must be tasty and yummy.

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Terry said...

Howdy Helen
Great information !!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing and I especially like the part about being cooler in the kitchen .
While the rest of the world has air conditioning I do not so I truly appreciate any information that will help keep the kitchen cool during a Texas summer :)
Now back to buisness just rode by to wish you and all those you love a very happy Memorial weekend .
May you be blessed this weekend in new and unexpected ways .

Big hugs from Texas
Until we meet again
Happy Trails

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sounds delicious!
Thank you!!!

Reddirt Woman said...

Tina you could probably add peas like my cousin did the broccoli. The only reason I said probably is that I'm not a cook. I cook exactly by a recipe. I am not adventurous enough to know things to add to make a recipe "my own". And I'm getting ready to start my garden reports, too.

SASS, I promise you this is the BEST potato soup I've ever eaten and potato soup is probably my #1 comfort food of all time. I've rarely ever eat it out at a restaurant because I always figure I'll be disappointed but when my sweet cousin made this up... oh, my sweet goodness...

Connie our bunch will eat soup and chili year round, even in 100 degree weather but I can sure understand other folks that like "more seasonal" meals. I'm going to lobby to find a good broccoli cheese soup before long and a good corn chowder and so I'll probably be asking for your oyster chowder recipe in the fall. I opened a can of oyster chowder and nuked it for supper last night so home made is bound to be better.

Terra I rarely ever comment about recipes because I am not much of a cook. I cook to survive so if I ever mention a recipe on here you know I was TOTALLY impressed.

Oh Cindy please do let me know how you liked it. Like I said I would never have thought about throwing anything else in the pot with the recipe but the broccoli that was fresh out of the garden did "add" to it but I loved it just like the recipe the first time I ate it.

Debbie I'm betting that it would be good leftovers reheated the next day. Around here if Cuz's kids hear she's making it they show up on the door step and there is never any leftovers. Good stick to the ribs meal.

Hetty I don't think you will be disappointed!

Oh, wow, Katie... I didn't even think of using it for a clam or oyster chowder base also but as I've said I am not creative in the kitchen. And the good cooks I have been fortunate to be raised up around and been around all my life are like you in that they will try the recipe "verbatim" first and then they just seem to know how they can put their own twist on it. And microwave baked potatoes??? Being the techno-challenged person I am I didn't even know you could do that! Duh!

Ros I have never had vichyssoise in my life! I've had gespachio (sp.?) and love it but I have never had vichyssoise. That is my down home Okie upbringing I guess.

Nola please let me know how you and Ricky enjoyed it. And feel free to share it. The lady that gave the recipe to Cuz is one of her church friends and you know how they like to share a good recipe.

Hello AMIT. Welcome. You picked a good post to stop by and check out. It is a very good soup and hearty also. Doesn't leave you hungry in an hour or two.

Terry we know about keeping cooler in the summertime. I think I was 12 or 13 before we got air conditioning in the big house but it was built with lots of windows that would allow any breeze out there to come through the house plus there was a large built in screened porch that could be slept in without getting chewed up by mosquitos if there wasn't much of a breeze. Mom did a lot of her cooking early in the morning to avoid heating up the house at night during the summer. I hope your weekend was good and that your folks are doing much better.

Becky, you are most welcome. I know you will enjoy it.