Baked Potato Soup
January 14, 2010
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On my quest to work through all the potatoes I now have, I’ve decided to do anything but serve mashed potatoes with them. I love mashed potatoes, but I’m kinda done with them for a while after eating them through the holidays.
I love soup. I mean love soup to the point that I could eat it every day and never be sick of it! This is why I make those huge pots of chicken broth every few months and then freeze it in gallon sized bags. I just did this last month, and I’ve almost depleted my supply of it.
Up until now, I have posted recipes that have been either tried and true that I’ve made over the years, or new ones I have tweaked with that have worked well. But, since life is never perfect, neither is every recipe. This is one of my failures. It wasn’t horrible. But it was lacking. And I’m not sure what it was lacking, but it was nothing exciting.
I had some left over baked potatoes I had made and decided to just dice them up and throw them in a soup. I’m not big on creamy soups. Some I like, but I prefer a broth soup over a creamy one. This may have worked better as a creamy soup. In any event, this is how I made it. We ate it. It was OK, but I certainly wouldn’t write home about it. Maybe someone out there has a better idea to revamp this and make it exciting.
BAKED POTATO SOUP:
- 4 Medium Baked Potatoes with the skin removed
- 1 Large Carrot, finely diced
- 1 Shalot, finely diced
- 1 Stalk of Celery, finely diced
- 1 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
- 6 to 8 Cups Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1/2 teaspoon Celery Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Remove the skin from the baked potatoes and give them a rough chop.
In a medium-sized stock pot, set your burner to medium-high. Throw in the butter, celery, carrot and shalots. Saute until translucent. Throw in the potatoes and give them a good stir.
Pour in your chicken broth, and your dry spices and stir well. Bring the pot to a boil, and then turn the burner to simmer. Cover and cook until the carrots and celery are soft and serve hot.