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It is Friday and that means it's time for another wonderful recipe! :-) If you would like to participate in the challenge please post your recipe on your blog and then head over to Gayle's at Grocery Cart Challenge and link up to Mr. Linky. :-)
With the cooler weather we have had (though it has been in "spurts") I am really in the mood for different kinds of soups. :-) I did make a big ol' batch of vegetable soup a couple of weeks ago, and there is still some in the freezer for a quick meal another day. ;-)
I am really in the mood to make this Potato Soup. It is EASY, CHEAP and tastes GREAT! Did I mention it is cheap? :-) Enjoy! :-)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
2 tbsp. chopped garlic
8 cups chicken broth
2 large baking potatoes (about 2 lbs.), peeled and diced
1/4 cup heavy cream
Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onions, celery, and garlic. Saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
Pour the chicken broth in a large pot and add the potatoes. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender. Add the celery and onions, salt and pepper. At this point you want to puree your soup. You can do this with an immersion blender, but I just put mine in a regular blender. You will have to do this in 2-3 steps to get it all if you do it in a blender. Once it is blended put it all back in the pot. Stir in the heavy cream and season to taste. If it is too thick for you just add some more chicken broth and heat a little longer.
I love to serve this with a salad and a good crusty bread. (I know, you're thinking it's too many carbs with the potatoes. But, I love it.) ;-)
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