1In a dutch oven, over medium heat, cook scallions in 1 tbsp oil until tender. In a blender, combine red peppers, scallions, beer and 1 cup potatoes. Process until smooth.
2Return to pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 5 mins. Add milk and cheese. Cook, stirring until cheese is melted.
3In lg skillet, over med-high heat, heat remaining oil. Cok remaining potatoes for 5 mins. Stirring occasionally. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle w/ parika. Ladle soup into bowl, Top w/ some potatoes, and serve hot.