Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Potato Soup Recipe
When I was pregnant with my daughter I came across this soup....ehhhhheeemmmmm...I mean *fabulous* soup from Outback Steakhouse. It was so fabulous that during my last trimester of pregnancy our trips to Outback became a weekly date night :) I always looked forward to Wednesdays, which was my day off from my then 9-5 day job, to go to the restaurant and indulge. Indulge until I was so uncomfortable that is was quite ridiculous! Ah, the things pregnancy cravings can do to you. Needless to say, I burnt myself out and we hardly ever go there now. My daughter though loves the place. Mostly due to the potato soup, honey wheat bread, *GIANT* sweet potatoes, and steamed squash. I feel bad for not taking her as much as she would probably like that I searched and searched until I found a very close recipe for the soup. Tonight here was soup night and yep, we had Outback's Potato Soup :) I thought I would share the recipe for any of you who know what I am talking about or who just really love some potato soup.
Outback Steakhouse™ Potato Soup Recipe
■Potatoes (6-8 depending on the size)
■1 Onion, diced
■4 14oz cans of chicken broth
■2 cups water
■Celery salt to taste
■Pepper to taste
■1 dash of basil
■1 dash of sugar
■2 sticks of butter
■3/4 cup of flour
■1 1/2 cups heavy cream
■4-6 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped
■2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack / Cheddar cheese blend.
1.Boil the potatoes, peel and set aside.
2.In a large soup pot, melt the butter over a low to medium heat, being careful not to burn it.
3.Add the onion and cook until softened.
4.Add the flour and stir while it cooks for about 3 minutes.
5.Slowly add the chicken broth, water, salt, pepper, basil and sugar.
6.Bring to a boil, stirring often with a wire whisk.
7.Gradually add the heavy cream until you’ve reached the proper consistency.
8.Chop the potatoes into bite sized cubes and add to the soup.
9.Simmer for approximately 5 minutes to bring the potatoes to temperature.
10.Ladle the soup into individual bowls and garnish with chopped bacon, chives and the cheese blend.
Oh, and the bowl above....is now empty ;)