18 January 2013

baked potato soup

It's been raining here for four days, y'all, with Thursday being the coldest one.
We had two bags of potatoes sitting around, so I figured, why not use some of em up making a delicious potato soup?

This soup is really a traditional potato soup ... the toppings that were added at the end are what give it a 'baked potato' taste ... to me, it was just as good if not better without the toppings, up to you.

Sorry. We still workin' wit cell phone pics up in heah, y'all!

Now, here's where I'm gonna get on y'all's nerves, because I didn't measure anything, but it's still really basic.

I probably used about:
8-10 medium potatoes
2 medium yellow onions
3 garlic cloves
64 oz. chicken broth
1 c. heavy cream
1/2 stick butter

(you can do some substitution among the broth, cream and milk, if you happen to have more of one than the other on hand ... just depends on how rich you want it - mine was mostly broth and it was still plenty rich)

toppings optional:
sour cream
green onion

The Soup:

So, first thing in the morning, I peeled and diced the potatoes and left them to soak in water for 2 or 3 hours. {I only peel off the bad spots, and leave the rest of the skin on.}

{You don't have to do that, but it keeps all the starchy goo in the potatoes from being part of the soup. I then rinsed them before adding them to the soup later.}

Chop up yellow onions, cut up/mince garlic.

I used a dutch oven and got all the chicken broth hot, and then added the chopped potatoes, yellow onions, and garlic {I minced mine, but you could chop it as fine as you can get it}. 
If you don't have a dutch oven, a stock pot would work just fine, too.

I let these cook together for about an hour, and came back to taste. 
Added some salt. {My broth already had a good bit of salt in it because it was homemade broth from chicken I boiled earlier in the week ... so, just go by taste as far as how much salt to add.}

An hour later, based on taste, I added about a cup of heavy cream and the half stick of butter.


I just cooked some bacon and cut it up to sprinkle on, as well as chopped green onions, shredded cheddar, and Anj ate some sour cream on his, but I didn't.
Oh, and pepper. I added some black pepper. 

And that's it!

Oooooh Wheeee!

This is perfect for fillin' up your belly, so you can lay around in your NC State PJ pants, while readin' your Kindle, and havin' your wife nag the hell out of you so she can have a photo to finish her "blog post".




The {Mrs} Adventure of a misplaced Belle said...

I am SO hungry now.

ty said...


put a bow on it [kaitlyn] said...

Annnnd now it's almost 9am and I want soup. For breakfast.

Helene said...

oh my lord this is my favorite kind of soup...on the planet!! yum!

Meredith said...

yum, me and the b love potato soup(usually outta the bear creek package). and a recipe this simple is what i need.

Annabelle said...

This is the ONLY soup that I will eat! Oh and I don't measure anything! Is it a southern thang?

Angle said...

Sounds Yummy!! Cant wait to try!!

Angie said...

Really Angie

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

Looks so yummy!!1 I might actually attempt to make this!! I love baked potatos...carbs are not my friends, but I can't help it!! haaha

Cassandra said...

I LOVE potato soup. Especially with all the fixins ;) Thanks for the recipe!

Aleshea said...

That looks so YUMMY. I must try this one day.

Gina Gao said...

I really enjoy potato soup. Like, it is so good.