BAKED POTATO SOUP
Hard Rock Cafe Copycat Recipe
8 slices bacon, fried and chopped with drippings reserved
1 cup yellow onion, diced
2/3 cup flour
6 cups chicken stock, hot
4 cups potatoes, baked,peeled and diced
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt substitute
1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse black pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup green onion, diced
Saute the onions in the reserved bacon drippings over medium high heat until transparent, about 3 minutes.
Add flour, stirring to prevent lumps; cook for 3-5 minutes, until mixture just begins to turn golden. Add chicken stock gradually, whisking to prevent lumps until liquid thickens. Reduce heat to simmer and add potatoes, cream, chopped bacon, parsley, garlic, basil, salt substitute, red pepper sauce and black pepper.
Simmer for 10 minutes; Don't allow to boil. Add grated cheese and green onions, heat until cheese melts smoothly. Garnish each serving as desired with chopped bacon, grated cheese and chopped parsley.