Baked Potato Soup

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Baked Potato Soup
Mon, 07-27-2009 - 9:38am
Baked Potato Soup

8-10 baking potatoes
1 stick butter
2 cups diced onion
1/3 cup flour
5 cups water
1/4 cup low salt chicken base
1 cup instant potato flakes
3/4 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
salt & pepper to taste

Garnishes: crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar, green onion. Bake potatoes until fork pierces center easily. Cool. Melt butter in soup pot. add onions and sauté over low heat. Add flour and stir until it is absorbed. Add water, chicken base, potato flakes, and seasonings. Stir to eliminate lumps. It will thicken. Simmer. DO NOT BOIL. Cube cooled potatoes and add to soup. Heat and serve.

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