Creamy Potato Soup Recipe
Creamy Potato Soup, or Cream of Potato Soup, or what I call just your basic potato soup, is an all-time favorite soup that you can jazz up in all sorts of ways – by simply adding whatever may suit your fancy…
Bacon, crab meat, shrimp, cheese, and just about anything can be added to your potato soup to make a wonderful meal.
In this recipe, we added fresh crab meat and topped it with grated cheddar cheese.
Here’s how we did it…
Creamy Potato Soup Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter
1 and ½ cups Cajun Trinity (or one 10-ounce bag Seasoning Blend)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock (can substitute vegetable stock)
5 cups red potatoes (diced)
2 cups half and half (or heavy cream)
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Other seasonings (to taste):
Tony’s Creole Seasoning
½ pound crab meat
green onions (chopped)
cheddar cheese (grated)
How to Make Creamy Potato Soup
Melt the butter in a large pot.
Add the Cajun Trinity (onion, celery, bell pepper) and minced garlic.
Sauté for a few minutes to soften the vegetables.
Add the flour and stir to blend it in thoroughly.
Add the chicken stock.
Add the diced potatoes.
Add seasoning to taste (Tony’s, salt)
Boil for 20 minutes.
Add half and half.
Add nutmeg (and white pepper if desired)
Simmer on low for about 10 minutes.
You now have a delicious Creamy Potato Soup (or basic cream of potato soup).
This is when you would add whatever extra ingredient that you’d like – crab meat, bacon, cheese, etc.)
For a Creamy Crab and Potato Soup, we added:
Add crab meat.
Add more seasoning to taste if desired (Tony’s, salt, white pepper)
Heat for about 5 minutes to warm up the crab meat.
Serve in a nice bowl and top with chopped green onions and grated cheddar cheese.
This is good stuff friends!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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