Can I tell you something? This is soup that will make you want to lick the bowl. Go ahead, no one's looking. I am not going to lie to you, I have. It is that good. I first fell in love with it when we lived about two blocks away from a Bennigan's Restaraunt in Clearwater, Florida. Every time we went there this was the first thing I ordered. Even before I could decide what I was going to have to drink, I knew I was going to have a bowl of this delicious soup. And ever since I found this recipe I have been making this in large batches to keep in the freezer, for when I'm having a craving (which is frequently) for it.
This last week-end I had my mom over and we made a double batch and now it is her favorite as well. It's really very simple to make. The ham base gives it that added depth that you just don't get from other potato soups.
This dish is similar to a favorite potato soup that many people (including myself) went to Bennigan’s for. This is a thick and filling potato soup that warms the soul.
Bennigan's Potato Soup
Recipe Courtesy of Copycat-recipes and CDKitchen.com
1 ¾ oz ham base
2 quarts chicken stock
8 oz yellow onion, diced
2 lb potatoes, cut to bite size
1 ½ tspn black pepper
2 cups milk
3 oz flour
Combine chicken stock in sauce pan with ham base. Stir until lumps are gone. In separate stock pot: melt first
In small pan, melt second
If the soup is too thin, make additional roux and add it to the soup. If you need to do this, be sure to cook the roux until a tan color. This will get rid of the raw flour taste. If the soup is too thick, thin it out with more milk.
Garnish with cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions.
Makes 10 - 1 cup servings.
I really just can't say enough about how much I love this soup.You are just going to have to take my word about how good it is and at least give it a try.
I am sending this to Deb over at Kahakai Kitchen for Souper Sundays, Erin at EKat's Kitchen for Friday Potluck, Julie at Get Healthy Cheap to Mangoes and Chutney for Fat Camp Friday, and Angie at Cocicna Diary for Sundays at One . and to Cassidy at Remodelaholic for Recipe Swap Sundays .
I am also adding a few photos of my new cooking space (pantry/prep room) in my larger and now comfortable new home. I am so loving all of this room that I have now. Ha, we're not even bumping into each other unless we want to.