Homemade Potato SoupSubmitted by: MOMMSHELLY
4 med raw potatoes peeled and chopped
1 med onion or about 1/2 cup, chopped
4 cups water
1 t salt
4 T butter
4 T flour
1 cup milk
dash salt and pepper
Add at the last minute when soup is not boiling
1/4 c shredded cheddar cheese
Bring to a boil over med high heat. While the potatoes are cooking make the roux with the next 5 ingredients. First, melt the butter over med heat, being careful not to burn it. Add the flour, salt and pepper mixing into the melted butter with a whisk. The mixture should be bubbling and smelling nice and nutty. Cook for about a minute or two until it starts to just get a little color. Add the milk and whisk. Bring to a boil. It will thicken up. When the potatoes are tender and the onions are softened, add the roux to the boiling potatoes (don't drain the water from the potatoes... this makes the soup). Remove from heat while you mix in the roux. Once it has stopped boiling melt in the cheddar cheese. Cool and serve. Makes 5-6 servings. Garnish with bacon bits or chives if desired.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMMSHELLY.