Monday, April 27, 2009

Fast Food Follies: Baked Potato Soup

I took this to lunch one day last week and my friends were amazed that I made potato soup so easily. The secret: bake the potatoes first. Whenever we have baked potatoes with dinner, I bake a couple of extra and mash them, or turn them into soup.

Here's what you need:
1 potato per bowl of soup
Milk and/or chicken broth
Onions if you have em
Toppings: Bacon, cheese, grilled chicken, green onion, anything that's good on a potato

Here's how you make it:
Bake the potatoes.
If you're using onions, chop them up so that they are bite sized (or smaller) and sautee in the soup pan with a little butter, until golden.
When the potatoes are done carefully (they'll be hot) scrape out the insides into the soup pan. Add enough milk and/or chicken broth to make soup. I often use all milk. You can vary the consistency to your liking - thick or thin is fine.
Warm up in the pan until everything is hot. Season with salt and pepper.

Top each bowl with your favorite potato toppings. I love bacon and cheese!

PS: Yes I use baked potatoes to make mashed potatoes :) Why? It's easy! No peeling necessary! And to me they are just as tasty.


geeky! said...

That sounds awesome, and so tasty! I'm going to have to save this for later...

Anastasia said...

Hope you enjoy it :)