Soups: potato soup

Subject: potato soup
From: elaine (elaineg at
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 20:07:20 -0400
I'm wondering if blending after the first day might make this just as enjoyable. I made potato soup today. I never have a problem with taste re-heating soup. More often I freeze, but wouldn't with potatoes - don't like the texture. However, blending and then freezing might be ok. e.
From: Robert L Bass (RobertLBass at
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 07:03:53 GMT
I use a stick blender while the potato soup is on the stove. It never lasts long enough to freeze any though. I found a recipe online for Hard Rock Cafe Potato Soup. It's one of the best I've ever made -- much better than most I've had in restaurants.

The recipe is not mine. It's been published all over the Internet. I don't know who originated it.

Hard Rock Cafe Potato Soup

8 Slices Bacon fried crisp
1 C. diced yellow onion
2/3 C. Flour
6 C. chicken broth
4 C. diced peeled baked potato
2 C. heavy cream
1/4 C. chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 Tsp. Granulated garlic
1 1/2 Tsp. Dried basil
1 1/2 Tsp. Tabasco
1 1/2 Tsp. coarse black pepper
1 C. grated cheddar cheese
1/4 C. Diced green onion

Chop bacon. Set aside. Cook onions in drippings over medium high heat until transparent. Add flour stirring to prevent lumps. Cook for 3-5 minutes until mixture just begins to turn golden. Add broth (it helps if it is warm) gradually, stirring constantly with whisk until thickened. Reduce heat to simmer and add potatoes, cream, bacon, parsley, garlic, basil, Tabasco, and black pepper. Simmer 10 minutes. DO NOT BOIL. *Puree with stick blender while simmering. Add cheese and green onion. Stir until cheese melts.

*The standard recipe does not call for pureeing the soup. I just like it that way. YMMV.