Monday, December 7, 2009

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

I found another great soup recipe in my Delicious Disney cookbook, it's Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Carnation Cafe at Disneyland.

Here's what you need:
  • 1lb bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup diced celery (I peel my celery, got the tip from Emeril it makes it sooooo flavorful!)
  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 medium red potatoes, diced (I peeled mine, you can do whichever)
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 cup of chicken or vegetable stock (I used chicken)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups of heavy cream
What to do:
  • In a 6 to 8 quart stockpot over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp.
  • Remove bacon and drain on paper towels (reserve half for garnish). In bacon fat, cook onions, carrots and celery until onions are translucent. Add potatoes and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Sprinkle in flour and stir constantly over low heat about 5 to 7 minutes until the mixture has thickened slightly. Add stock and half of the bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Over medium-high heat, bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Mash some of the potatoes for thicker, creamier texture. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Adjust thickness by adding water or stock. Soup should have a creamy consistency.
  • Season to taste, and garnish with toppings (chives, bacon, sour cream, cheese).
Some tips:
  • Slightly freeze bacon so it is easier to chop
  • After chopping potatoes soak them in cold water so they don't turn brown.
I wish I would have made a double batch, this soup is sooooooooooo good! Happy eating!!!


Helene said...

Yum!!! Your picture made my mouth water! I made a huge batch of baked potato soup from a recipe I found on Allrecipes. It was pretty good but my husband wasn't wild about it.

Your recipe sounds a lot better! I'm gonna try this next time I make potato soup!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Shore Debris said...

That soup sounds and looks delicious! I'm definitely going to try it and find that cook book!

"And so our stories go..." said...

The soup looks delish. I'll try it. Thanks.

MamaOtwins+1 said...

I love potato soup - this will be made at my house sooN!

CGBG said...

I made this soup today! SOOOO good! Thanks for sharing!!

Juls said...

I just ate this at the carnation cafe, and shared it with my one yr old . WE LOVED IT!! Thank you for sharing :) (I took pictures of my soup too lol)

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