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                      Hard Rock Cafe Baked Potato Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Copycat                          Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      Slices        Bacon fried crisp -- retain drippings
    1      C.            diced yellow onion
      2/3  C.            flour
    6      C.            chicken broth
    4      C.            diced peeled baked potato
    2      C.            heavy cream
      1/4  C.            chopped fresh parsley
    1 1/2  T.            granulated garlic
    1 1/2  T.            dried basil
    1 1/2  T.            tobasco
    1 1/2  T.            coarse black pepper
    1      C.            gratted cheddar cheese
      1/4  C.            diced green onion
 
 Chop bacon.  Set aside. Cook onions in drippings over medium high heat til
 transparent.  Add flour stirring to prevent lumps.  Cook for 3-5 minutes
 until mixtrue just begins to turn golden.  Add broth (it helps if it is warm)
 gradually, stirring constantly with whisk til thickened.  Reduce heat to
 simmer and add potatos, cream, pabon, parsley, garlic, basil, Tabasco, and
 black pepper.  Simmer 10 minutes. DO NOT BOIL.  Add cheese and green onion.
 Stir til cheese melts.
 
 This can be made ahead up to the point of adding the cheese and onion. Reheat
 the soup very slowly and gently. Be careful that it does not boil.  Then add
 the cheese and green onion.  Of course if there is any leftover it reheats
 beautifully.  I have never tried freezing it.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : From:  CAROLD1593