Warning: This is an extremely heavy, but delicious soup. It taste exactly well, like a soup version of a baked potato with all the fixings. Many versions of baked potato soup were floating around various food newsgroups around the internet. This was all in an attempt to replicate the baked potato soup at the American restaurant chain Houlihan's. I have also posted a light version of this soup on this site.
4 large baking potatoes
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
1 1/2 quarts milk
1 cup sour cream
4 green onions - chopped
2 cups bacon - cooked
5 ounces cheddar cheese - grated
salt and pepper
Heat oven to 350F degrees and bake the potatoes until fork tender (about 1 hour).(You can bake the potatoes beforehand). Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly blend in flour with a wire whisk until thoroughly blended. Gradually add milk to the butter-flour mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly.
Cut potatoes in half, scoop out the meat and set aside. Chop half the potato peels and discard the remainder. When milk mixture is very hot, whisk in potato. Add green onion and potato peels. Whisk well, add sour cream and crumbled bacon. Heat thoroughly. Add cheese a little at a time until all is melted in.
Calories: 1101 Calories From Fat: 68%
Protein: 44g Carbohydrate: 45g
Cholesterol: 197mg Sodium: 1760mg