Thursday, February 17, 2011
Loaded Potato Soup!
one onion - chopped
2-3 stalks celery - chopped
1 clove garlic
White parts of green onions (about 3 onions) chopped
1 T olive oil
3 medium potatoes - washed and chopped but not peeled
24 oz chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
1/2 - 1 cup white wine
4 oz cream, milk or 1/2 and 1/2
4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 strips bacon (I use turkey bacon) - cooked until crisp and chopped (optional)
green parts of green onions
Saute first five ingredients until nicely browned. Add in pototoes. Brown a bit more. Add in stock and wine. Boil gently until potatoes are cooked through (10-15 minutes?). Mash with a potato masher or use your immersion blender (fancy!). Add in cheese and stir until melted. Add in diary and gently simmer until warmed through. Taste for seasonings and add salt if necessary (I added about 1/2 t.)
Serve topped with bacon, green onions and more cheese. YUM!