I chuckled when I saw this soup on Jessie's menu for us, knowing I had put a similar potato soup on her menu! After trying both in a matter of two weeks, I don't think I could choose a favorite. Both are equally creamy, filling, simple, and delicious!
3 bacon strips, diced
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
2 large (already) BAKED potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Minced fresh parsley
In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix
well. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes.
Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil.
Garnish with bacon, cheese and parsley.