Made Potato Soup the other night. (Vi Tschetter’s recipe for those of you from Community Bible Church.) Wonderful stuff! Even Jeff liked it and to be honest, I think he was a little less than excited when I told him we were having soup for dinner. He didn’t say anything, but I could kind of tell. He’s really more of a where’s my chicken or beef kind of guy. But he liked it!
The only thing I would change is that I should have cut the recipe in half. As it is, it fed us for 1 dinner and we’ll probably each get another 1-2 meals out of it. I like leftovers and all, but it would’ve been good for us to cut it in half. Another tip: I baked the potatoes the night before since that can add quite a bit of time to the prep of the recipe. I also left on about 1/2 of the skins – I think I’ll do that again.
Here it is!
Vi Tschetter’s Baked Potato Soup
4 large baking potatoes
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup flour
6 cups milk (I used 2 percent)
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 green onions, chopped and divided (I didn’t use these because I forgot to buy them, but it would’ve been a good addition)
12 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled and divided (I used bacon bits, worked great)
1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
8 ounces sour cream
Bake potatoes, let cool, peel and dice; set aside. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat, add flor; stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute stirring constantly.
Gradually add milk, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add potato pulp, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons green onions, 1/2 cup bacon, and 1 cup cheese.
Cook until thoroughly heated; stir in sour cream. Add extra milk, if necessary, for desired thickness. Serve with remaining onion, bacon and cheese.
Note: Add the bacon just as you eat it to keep it crisp.
I also made sandwiches, inspired by my friend Summer Harms. Except I changed so many things about it that I can’t really call it her sandwich. But she definitely inspired it. I used ham, provolone cheese and deli pepperoni. I didn’t use basil, but that’s just cause I forgot to. Perfect complement to the soup. I’ll definitely do those again! She prepared her sandwiches with her tomato soup, which I’ve also made and love. Can’t go wrong with a Summer Harms recipe.