*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Fat Man’s Potato Soup
 
 Recipe By     : The Recipe Maven
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Potato Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5      cups          whole milk
    1      cup           heavy cream
                         chicken or vegetable soup base or -- to make 2 cups
                         -- bouillion cubes -- liquid
    3      large         white potatoes -- up to 4
    1      big           leeks -- chopped fine, up to
                         -- 2
    1      stick         butter
    1      cup           muenster cheese -- grated
                         salt and pepper
                         Garnish: chopped chives or green onion -- (optional)
                         crisp
                         -- and/or -- fried bacon,
                         -- crumbled
 
 In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and cream, then stir in the stock base or
 bouillon until it dissolves.  Peel potatoes and grate directly into the milk.
 Keep the temperature of the broth low, as it will boil over easily.  Stir in
 the leek, whisking to incorporate and thicken.  Once the mixture is nicely
 thickened, stir in the butter.  Then, with the temperature still low, add the
 cheese, stirring until it melts.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Ladle
 into bowls, top with chives or green onion and/or crisp bacon bits, and serve
 immediately.
 
 Posted to Fabfood By Lisa July 1998 Buster 2.0
 
 
 
 
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 NOTES : Oh groan. This incredibly rich and decadent soup was created by Daniel
 Sanger of Gaithersburg, Maryland, who counsels, “NOTE: call cardiologist and
 enjoy!” It is delicious, served hot to 4 as a filling meal, but oh my.