My room mate Brandi was going to make soup for this guy because he was sick,
but she had a huge test and was kinda stressed so she just got him a sprite instead, but him and his roomies gave her a hard time about not bringing the soup.
Meanwhile I was at my friend Erica's house trying her delicious lime melt-away cookies when I got a call from Brandi...
"WHERE ARE YOU??!? I need you!!!"
So I came home and helped her make baked potato soup.
And just wonderful!
Y'all have to try it because it is so good.
Baked Potato Soup
2 c. chicken stock/broth
2 c. milk
4 T. butter
1/4 c. flour
3 bay leaves
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1 large potato, peeled and finely diced
1/2 tsp. salt
(pretty much anything you'd put on a baked potato. but these are totally optional. It's also very good plain. I like it best with cheese.)
Heat broth and milk in a large saucepan over med-high heat to almost boiling. Remove from heat and set aside. Reduce heat to low. In a large soup pot, melt butter, add flour, stirring constantly 3 minutes to cook flour and make a roux. Gradually add milk mixture to roux pouring in a slow steady stream, while stirring vigorously to blend and eliminate lumps. Add bay leaves and white pepper. Add diced potato and salt and continue to simmer over low heat 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and soup thickens. Lightly mash potatoes in soup, and stir to blend well. Serve with the different toppings.