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Machine Shed Restaurant Baked Potato Soup

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Ingredients:

  • Shredded Colby cheese, fried bacon bits and/or chopped green onions for garnish

Directions:

  1. In large pot, boil potatoes in water 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. In large heavy pot, sauté bacon, onion and celery over medium-high heat until celery is tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove mixture from pot, drain bacon grease and return mixture to pot. Add milk, water, base, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture is very hot, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Do not let mixture boil.
  3. In small, heavy saucepan melt margarine. Add flour and mix well. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture bubbles, stirring 2 to 3 minutes to make a roux. While constantly stirring soup, add roux slowly until soup is thick and creamy, about 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in parsley, reserved potatoes, and cream. Garnish with cheese, bacon bits, onions or all three.
  5. Serve hot.
  6. Makes 10 to 12

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