The other day someone gave me a big bag of red potatoes, so I did a little experimenting with my basic potato soup recipe, and came up with something amazing. This dish is economical, easy to prepare, and delicious.
TWICE BAKED RED POTATO SOUP
- 4 to 6 medium to large red potatoes
- 1/2 medium sized onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 quart milk
- 2 to 3 slices cooked bacon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Peel potatoes and slice into small cubes. Set aside. Drop butter into a small stock pot and melt over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes. Add milk and potatoes. Break bacon into small pieces and drop into soup. Add seasonings and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked. Add cheeses, stir and simmer until melted.