Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bread Bowl - Potato Soup

It is finally cold in Texas. Soup is an all-time favorite comfort food in my house. I like to put it in a bread bowl for an extra touch. All you do is buy a small artisan bread for each person, cut out a circle on top take out the insides, and there you go. This technique is also great for dips. McAllister's makes a really good one if you aren't in the mood to go out. One of my all time favorite soups is potato soup. I really like this recipe b/c of all its flavors.

What you need
1 tbsp butter, unsalted
1½ quart chicken stock
2 large peeled potatoes, sliced evenly in ¼ inch slices
salt , to taste
2 spigs fresh thyme
1½ C heavy cream
½ C mexi cheese, grated
¼ C bacon, cooked and diced

How to do it
1. Add chicken stock, potatoes, salt, butter and fresh thyme to a dutch oven.
2. Cook for 40 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid scorching.
3. Add cream, bring to a boil and serve hot.
4. Garnish with Cheddar cheese and diced bacon.