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Loaded baked potato soup

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You may have ordered this at the Carnation Cafe on Main st Dizland.
The Chef that makes it has been doing it at the CC since 1956.

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Ingredients:
1 pound bacon, roughly chopped
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
3/4 cup diced celery
4 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 medium red potatoes, diced
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 cups heavy cream
Optional Garnishes: chopped chives, bacon bits, sour cream, shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses

Method:
In a 6 ? 8 quart stockpot over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp.
Remove bacon and drain on paper towels (reserve half for garnish). In the bacon fat, cook onions, carrots, and celery until the onions are translucent. Add potatoes and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Sprinkle in flour and stir constantly over low heat about 5 to 7 minutes until the mixture thickens slightly. Add stock and half of the bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
Over medium-high heat, bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Mash some of the potatoes for thicker, creamier texture. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust thickness by adding water or stock. The soup should have a creamy consistency. Season to taste, and garnish with toppings, if desired.

Note: Something I learned doing Mess Duty (aka KP) in the Marines: Soak diced potatoes in cold water until ready to use to keep them from turning brown. To make bacon easier to chop, lightly freeze.
 
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Whaaat? Never knew they had this there. Will have to try it. Love the potato cheese soup at Marie Calender's, but I won't eat there anymore. Food and portions are weak now for the price. Claim Jumpers has a good one too. :thumbsup
 
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Looks tasty, I'm gonna have to try it out :thumbsup
 
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Had the wife make it over the Turkey Day break. It was GREAT! Especially on the cold night we had. The wife and I did get into a little argument when she bought Whipping Cream instead of heavy cream? Well she googled it and I was wrong, same thing? Oh well, cant be right all of the time. Put a couple drops of the Rooster hot sauce in it for a little zing. Wow. Thanks again!
 
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Just made this, perfect for a cold day in Havasu. Great recipe and pretty easy, delicious.
 

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made this tonight for my wife with bbq chicken and salad she loved it!!
thanks
 

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Made it last night great soup for cold night.
 

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This looks fantastic. I'm going to make this over the weekend.

Thanks! (Button coming in two weeks)
 

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I made this last winter. It was great!! Thanks for bringing this back up. Need to do this soon for sure. :thumbsup
 

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I just made 6 quarts of it and added a $8 pint can of deep ocean clams from Smart and Final.
An outstanding Clam Chowder.
I'd add a little milk when it thickened too much.

Was tough to find heavy whipping cream just after Christmas.
Ralphs had it on sale and COSTCO had Half Gals.
It freezes nice BTW.
 

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Dam TPC this is going to be better than some BBQ still need to add the cream but almost there ImageUploadedByTapatalk1354582210.637699.jpg
 

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Made a pot tonite. Thinking about going back for more already. :thumbsup:thumbsup
 

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I made a pot yesterday. Great just like everyone says it is. :thumbsup
 

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Leaving for the store now. This just got added to the menu along with the Disneyland jambalaya. Perfect day for both.
 

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i'm in the middle of making this soup right now. so far, the house smells like heaven ... bacon heaven. :D

seemed like a good day to make soup. :)
 

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I am in a full-on baked potato soup coma. Such goodness. Had some saltine crackers with it, and I'm ready for a nap.:thumbsup:D
 

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I have to try that...I love potato soup!!


TPC, always the best avatars and images!!
 

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Had to make it!!


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You guys are kitchen:thumbsup geniuses.
 

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Every time it rains the wife says let's do it again Thanks TPC. Not done yet but it will be good
 

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Cooking up a pot tonight heading to the store for the ingredients 👍
 

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Bump so I can find it easy at the store in ten minutes. Sounds good for a rainy day tomorrow.
 

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Making it today. Thanks for the bump
 

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Perfect rainy day potato soup!!

... wife's in the kitchen now!
 
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