Butera's Baked Potato Soup

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Sinfully rich, but so worth it. You can; however, lighten it up a bit using low-fat and/or light versions of these ingredients.

This was featured in the Chronicle years ago and was contributed by Butera's deli.


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Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2/3 c
flour
2/3 c
butter
1 1/2 qt
milk
salt
pepper
4
large potatoes, baked
4
green onions, chopped
1 c
sour cream
1 c
bacon, crisp cooked and crumbled (more if using for garnish)
5 oz
cheddar cheese, grated (more if using for garnish)
chives, for garnish

Step-By-Step

1Melt butter in a medium-size pan over medium heat. Using a wire whisk, slowly blend in flour until thoroughly blended.

2Gradually add milk, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly.

3Cut cooked potatoes in half and scoop out the "meat" and set aside.

4When milk mixture is very hot, whisk in potato. Stir in green onions.

5Whisk well and add sour cream and crumbled bacon. Heat thoroughly. Add cheese, a little at a time, stirring until all is incorporated.

6Garnish with chives. Add a sprinkling of grated cheese and crumbled bacon.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American