*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Hard Rock Cafe Baked Potato Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Hard Rock Cafe
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups And Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6                    to 8 slices bacon, fried crisp,
                         drippings reserved
    1      cup           onions -- diced
      2/3  cup           flour
    6      cups          hot chicken stock
    4      cups          baked potatoes -- peeled and cubed
    2      cups          heavy cream
      1/4  cup           parsley -- chopped
    1 1/2  teaspoons     granulated garlic
    1 1/2  teaspoons     dried basil
    1 1/2  teaspoons     salt
    1 1/2  teaspoons     red pepper sauce
    1 1/2  teaspoons     coarsely ground pepper
    1      cup           Cheddar cheese
      1/4  cup           green onions, white part only -- diced
 
 Chop cooked bacon.  Reserve.  Cook onions in remaining drippings over
 medium-high heat until transparent, about 3 minutes.  Add flour, stirring to
 prevent lumps.  Cook 3-5 minutes until mixture just begins to run golden.
 Add chicken stock gradually, whisking to prevent lumps, until liquid
 thickens.  Reduce heat to simmer and add potatoes, cream, chopped bacon,
 parsley, garlic, basil, salt, pepper sauce and black pepper.  Simmer for 10
 minutes; do not allow to boil.  Add grated cheese and green onions.  Heat
 until cheese melts smoothly.  Garnish each serving as desired with chopped
 bacon, grated cheese and chopped parsley.  Makes 2 quarts, about 8 servings.
 
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