Baked Potato Chowder [Soup]
makes 4 entrees, 6 servings each
10 lbs russet potatoes, baked and cooled
1 cup butter
2 cups chopped onion
1/4 cup dried parsley
2 Tbsp. beef bouillon granules (may substitute vegetable bouillon)
1 Tbsp. minced garlic (about 9 cloves)
1 Tbsp. dried basil
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. black pepper
2 1/3 cups whole wheat flour (or 2 cups all-purpose)
12 cups water
4 cups half-n-half
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, cut into large chunks
Cut potatoes in half; scoop out flesh. Set potato aside and discard skins.
Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add parsley, bouillon, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add flour; cook, stirring, 2 minutes longer. Mixture will be like a paste. Gradually add water, half-and-half, and potato; cook, stirring frequently, until soup has thickened, about 30 minutes. Add cheese; cook, stirring, until melted. Cool. Freeze.
Baked Potato Chowder Date:___________
Thaw. Bring soup to a simmer over medium
heat. Do NOT boil.