I was craving potato soup the other day and began to look up recipes for a homemade version. Have you done that before? They are all a little bit different. And I noticed that while the main ingredients were the same, different people added different things for the flavor!
So from a few different recipes, plus some ideas of my own, here is my Potato Soup recipe.
8 medium potatoes
2 1/2 cups skim milk
1/4 chopped onion
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 tablespoons flour
1 8 oz. bag mild cheddar cheese (you can substitute with sharp cheddar if you prefer)
**this made about 4 large bowls of soup. If you need more, just double the ingredients!
1. Peel and cut in half, half that half, half that half, and half that half of the potatoes. Or just cut into small chunks and ignore my half rambling. Boil until fork tender.
2. While those are boiling, slice 1/4 cup onion and measure your spices (1 teaspoon of salt and seasoned salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper).
3. In a dutch oven, or large pot, fry a few strips of bacon.
4. Once that is done frying, remove bacon (set aside) and remove grease in order to only have about 1 tablespoon left in the pot.
5. Add milk, flour, seasonings and butter to the dutch oven/pot. Stir well.
( I recently bought this flat wisk so I can really scrape the bottom of the pan )
6. Stir in potatoes, onion, and 2 handfuls of cheese. You can use a hand mixer to really smooth out the potatoes, or use a pastry cutter to roughy soften potatoes but still leaving them somewhat chunky.
This is where the customization happens, you can add more cheese, different cheese, more milk if you like it thinner, different spices, etc.
7. Top with cheese, chopped green onion and bacon! Enjoy!