Saturday, October 18, 2008

Favorite Potato Cheese Chowder

1 & 1/2 c. diced potatoes

2 C. water + 2 cubes boullion (or use canned chicken broth or homemade stock)

1/4 c. finely chopped onion

1 & 1/2 c. finely grated strong cheddar cheese

chopped parsley

1/4 c. finely chopped green pepper

2 T. flour

2 C. milk

1 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

  1. Boil potatoes in boullion water; save liquid.

  2. Melt butter in saucepan, add onion and green pepper and cook gently for 3 min. Sprinkle in flour and let bubble; stir. Remove from heat. Add milk and boullion water all at once. Stir in salt and pepper, parsley.

  3. Return to moderate heat and cook until boiling and smooth; stirring constantly.

  4. Turn heat to low and simmer 2 min. Slowly stir in cheese until melted. Stir in potatoes and heat through.

variations: chop up some carrots, red pepper, spinach, or other vegetables, to cook along with potatoes; add crushed red pepper flakes.

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