Does anybody have a recipe to make potato soup that will taste like the restaurant Cheddars? ?
BAKED POTATO SOUP (LIKE CHEDDAR’S) FOR THE ROUX: 1/2 lb butter 1 1/2 cups flour FOR THE SOUP: 12 cups potatoes, cubed (1/4 to 1/2-inch) 3 strips bacon 1/2 cup diced celery 3/4 cup chopped onion 12 cups water 1/2 cup chicken base 1 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 pint Half & Half 1/2 pint whipping cream 1/2 lb American cheese (melted) 1 3/4 tsp salt TO SERVE (garnishes): shredded Cheddar cheese scallion, chopped parsley crumbled bacon TO MAKE THE ROUX: Make Roux in skillet before making soup. Heat butter over medium heat. Add flour all at once whisking vigorously. When mixture thins and starts to bubble, reduce heat to low and cut back on whisking. Cook until you smell a toasty aroma (be careful not to burn the mixture). Cover and set aside to cool. TO MAKE THE SOUP: Boil potatoes in water to cover until aldente (DO NOT OVERCOOK!). Drain, cover and set aside. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, place on paper towel to drain, and then crumble; set aside. Saute celery and onions i