Potato Cheese Soup (not for the diet impaired)

4-6 medium potatoes (chopped into medium size chunks)
1 onion (diced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped fine)
5-6 celery stalks (chopped)
3 medium size peeled carrots (chopped)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon season all
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 cup butter
1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream
2 cans chicken broth

Chop your onion, celery, garlic and carrots and saute in the butter in a 5 quart pan. When your celery is just about done, add the two cans of chicken broth, your spices and chopped potatoes (I leave the peels on, feel free to peel yours). Add the cream and bring to a boil. Once it is rolling, put on a lid, turn it down to a simmer and let it go for about 35 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 2 hours. Bring to a slow boil once more and thicken with the cornstarch (mix cornstarch in 1/2 cup cold water add slowly to the soup). Once thickened, remove from heat and slowly stir in the shredded cheese. IMPORTANT - add cheese AFTER you thicken otherwise it will all go to the bottom and not blend correctly. Walla, you are done. Enjoy!

Freezes well also. I store it in ziplock bowls for about a month. It will look something awful when you’re reheating it but once you stir it, it is just as good as the day you made it.

Posted by usedtobeme on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 06:44 PM
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