Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Recipe link: Potato Soup - by Stace

I have been searching for a good potato soup recipe, and I think I am going to try this one tonight -- the smoked Gouda hooked me. It is so cold, and we need a hearty, warm soup. We are putting up our Christmas lights today, trying to get our house in order, preparing for some serious holiday baking this weekend.

Here are the notes I took from the video (in case it gets deleted)

1 T dried basil
½ stick of butter
2 cups shredded smoked Gouda
6 small diced potatoes
2 carrots
2 celery sticks
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 cups heavy cream
6 cups ck broth
roux (4 T butter 4T flour)

in a stock pot on med high melt butter down
add celery onion and carrot
cook until onions are translucent
add basil
add garlic
stir for 3 minutes
add potatoes
stir for 3 minutes
pour in ck broth
boil for 20 min
add roux and whisk (1 T at a time and whisk)
let it cook until thickened
then whisk in half and half
simmer 20 min
stir in cheese
melt it down, slowly stirring cheese in
sprinkle with cracked pepper when served

edited to add:
We made this for our Christmas movie marathon night -- it was so much fun. Lydia chopped celery, Michaela chopped onions, and I chopped carrots; we sat at the table chopping and talking -- enjoying each others company. Then we all sat down to a DELICIOUS and filling soup (with rosemary sourdough bread). Afterward we watched Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town and The Cricket on the Hearth -- with a warm cup of hot cocoa. This is one of my favorite Christmas memories from this year.

posted by Stace


Fiver said...

looks yummy. i have a favorite that the kids LOVE i think i have made it for you once. hope your Christmas weekend goes off with plenty of Christmas spirit


Bobbie said...

yum, i'm gonna have to try it! how did it turn out.

Indigo Children said...

Nicole -- I loved your potato soup -- it was a good one --you should post the recipe.

Bobbie -- this soup was soooo good. The smoked gouda gave it a "bacony" (Dustin's word) flavor. The girls and I cooked it together, and then we ate it with a rosemary sourdough loaf. We finished off the leftovers today at lunch.

Bobbie said...

stace can you post the recipe in case they delete the video? we are making it today for new years eve :) very excited.

also, might i request your fried chicken and mashed potatoes recipe for the blog.