Friday, November 17, 2006

Loaded Potato Soup

This is another soup that is not low in calories but is really delicious. I thicken it with Wondra Flour, which is specially formulated to blend with cold water, but you can use regular flour or cornstarch. I like Wondra because it NEVER lumps. (It's in a round blue canister located in the flour section.) I also don't peel my potatoes for any recipe. They are high in fiber and I think it adds to the taste of the dish. It does make a smoother, whiter soup if you peel them, however. That's simply up to you!

Potato Soup
6 potatoes, scrubbed and chopped with skins on
1 carton Swansons chicken broth
1 small onion, chopped and sauteed in butter (opt. I don't add this only because I'm not a big fan of onions)
1 cup 1/2 & 1/2
Wondra Flour
thyme, dill, salt, and pepper to taste

bacon, cooked and crumbled
shredded cheddar cheese
chopped green onion (opt.)

Cook potatoes in chicken broth until tender. Mix about 1/2 cup of Wondra with cold water in a separate container with a wire whisk. Add to boiling broth and potatoes and stir until thickened. Add 1/2 & 1/2. Add water if needed. Season as desired. I personally add a good bit of salt. Top with desired toppings.

I am home sick from work today which rarely happens. I am stuffy, and I have a cough and a fever. My friend Mimi went back to Fairhope and my husband is still out of the country. Oh well, the nurse with no nurse. Ally and I are going to watch movies. Maybe some of this soup will help. I hope you all enjoy it!

1 comment:

Finelly said...

I love potato soup! I usually have to go to Logan's for a great bowl of it, but I'm looking forward to making this for my family!
Thanks for the recipe!