In the Kitchen with Chef Jeff: Baked potato soup

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA - Chef Jeff is cooking up a hearty potato soup today. Here's a look at his recipe:


1 tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons leeks

½ tablespoon garlic

½ tablespoon pepper

1 pinch salt

Flesh of 2 baked potatoes

1/3 cup buttermilk

2 ½ cups chicken stock

¼ cup bacon, small diced, pre-rendered


In a pot, sweat out leeks in butter and add garlic. Next, add salt and pepper and mix together. Then, add potatoes, buttermilk, chicken stock, and bacon to the pot and bring to a simmer. Finally, use an immersion blender to puree. Serve in a bowl and garnish with sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and bacon.

Healthy Tip

Potatoes contain high levels of fiber that help prevent colon cancer.