Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bad for You Mashed Potato Soup

You can actually make vegetarian dishes that are just as bad for you as non vegetarian ones. It's good to be bad sometimes, right? This recipe comes from a Rachael Ray cookbook. It's her recipe but you can get as funky as you like with the butter and cream. I always use real butter and mashed potato flakes to thicken this up if its too soupy. I like a sharp sharp cheddar as well. It stands up well to the potatoes.This is great in the spring and fall.

Mashed potatoes:
6 medium white potatoes
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of milk
salt and pepper to taste

4 cups of mashed potatoes
1 cup of heavy cream
2 cans (14oz each) of vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 scallions
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
10 blades fresh chives thinly sliced

In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and boil, 10 to 12 minutes until tender. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Using a potato masher, combine potatoes with butter, sour cream, milk and salt and pepper.

Heat a second pot over medium heat. Add mashed potatoes. Whisk cream into potatoes until fully incorporated. Bring your potatoes to a bubble and whisk in broth. Season with scallions and cayenne. Simmer over low heat, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve in bowls topped with shredded cheddar and chives.


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