Rafferty’s potato soup is undeniably one of the best potato soups you can taste in the culinary world. What I like about Rafferty’s potato soup is that it’s very rich in flavor and it doesn’t come with too many ingredients that can overpower the taste of potatoes.
Another thing I like about Rafferty’s potato soup is that it’s pretty easy to make. With a couple of ingredients at hand, you can perfectly replicate Rafferty’s potato soup at home.
If you’d like to learn how to make Rafferty’s potato soup right in your own kitchen, all you need to do is read on. This article will contain a short how to guide that includes the Rafferty’s potato soup recipe and the instructions you need to follow in order to make it.
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Ways To Amp Up Your Potato Soup
Before we get into how you can make Rafferty’s potato soup, let me first tell you about the different ways you can enhance your potato soup.
Potato soup is a very versatile dish. Pretty much anything goes well with potatoes, that’s why you can try to add all sorts of ingredients to your potato soup just to add some wow-factor or just to make thing a little more interesting, especially if you frequently serve potato soup.
Here are a couple of ingredients that I personally recommend you to try adding to your potato soup to add a twist to it.
Bacon is one of my favorite ingredients to add to a nice potato soup. There’s just something about the bacon’s salty flavor that helps add a hearty feeling to the dish. When adding bacon to potato soup, you can either try to add the bacon in as you simmer the soup or you can try my preferred method, frying the bacon until it’s crisp and adding it as a topping to the soup.
Doing the latter part will add a rather crispy texture to the dish. You may also want to add in a little bit of the bacon grease for added flavor.
Cheese is another ingredient that goes very well with potato soup. You can use any kind of cheese that you prefer. I personally prefer adding in a mix of cheeses including shredded mozzarella, Monterey jack, parmesan, and classic cheddar.
If you want a gooey soup, I suggest that you add the cheese in while the soup simmers to melt the cheese and get it thoroughly mixed with the soup. Otherwise, you should just add the cheese or cheeses as toppings.
Another great option for making potato soup with a twist is a bunch of nuts. Want to add a nutty yet subtle flavor to your soup? Try adding some walnuts to your soup once it’s done. Not only will you add a nutty flavor to your dish, but you will also get an extra crunch as well.
If you want to make your potato soup a little heavier, you may want to add bits or chunks of meat. I found that the best type of meat that goes with potato soup is beef. Try to add chunks of cooked chopped sirloin to your potato soup to add an extra bite for every scoop.
If you don’t feel like adding meat directly to your potato soup, you might want to opt for a main dish of steak instead. Potato soup pairs well with a nice slab of steak.
If you are looking for a fresh flavor, try adding in a couple of vegetables to your potato soup. You can try adding in some carrots, cauliflower, or broccoli to add a fresh vegetable taste to your soup. If you are hesitant about the flavors of the vegetables, I would like to recommend using cauliflower because it has a subtle taste and a nice crunch to it.
Want your potato soup to get an extra kick? Try adding a dash of cayenne pepper to make your potato soup a little spicy. I found that a nice spicy flavor helps balance the creaminess of the dish. Another spice you can add is garlic. Can you just imagine gorging on a cheesy garlic potato soup with bacon bits on top? Yum!
To add aroma to your dish, you may want to add a couple of herbs to your potato soup. I personally think that thyme is the best herb that works with potato soup. Add a couple sprigs of fresh thyme once you’re close to finishing your soup or add a couple of tablespoons of dried thyme as you begin to simmer your dish to extract maximum aroma.
How To Make Rafferty’s Potato Soup
Now that you are well aware of the different ways you can amp up your potato soup, you can now start preparing the ingredients you will need to cook a fine batch of potato soup.
What You’ll Need
You will need about 7 potatoes to make a nice Rafferty’s potato soup. As you prepare your potatoes, make sure that they are completely clean by rinsing them under water. You should also peel the potatoes beforehand so that they can easily be mushed.
You will need one small white onion to add some sweetness to your potato soup. In preparing your onion, try to mince it into little bits and pieces. However, you may also give it a simple chop if you like munching on soft onions.
To add creaminess to your potato soup, try to prepare 8 ounces of cream cheese. When preparing your cream cheese, try to leave it at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before you cook your ingredients. Doing so will soften up the cream cheese and will make it easier to mix with the other ingredients as you simmer the soup.
To reduce the thickness of your potato soup, you will need one and a half cups of milk. You can use any type of milk you want. You can add whole milk, low-fat, low-calcium, and even skim. But I personally recommend going with good old whole milk for extra creaminess.
Cream of Mushroom Soup
You will need a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup to add a nice earthy flavor to your soup. Ever noticed how Rafferty’s potato soup has a mushroomy taste? This is the reason why! You can easily buy a can of cream of mushroom soup in your local supermarket.
Cream of Celery Soup
Another ingredient that can add depth to your potato soup is the cream of celery soup. All you will need is one can. You can also get the cream of celery soup from the supermarket. Any brand will work, so feel free to choose any can of the cream of celery soup you prefer.
To bring all the flavors of the soup together, you will need a nice buttery base. To make your potato soup more decadent, you will need about half a stick of butter. You can use any type of butter you want. However, I do recommend that you go with salted butter for added flavor.
You will need to add some garlic salt to taste for extra spice. If you haven’t used garlic salt before, you can easily find a pack at your local supermarket. Simply ask the staff for garlic salt seasoning. If you can’t find any, you can always mince 3 cloves of garlic and add a pinch of salt to your soup.
Once you have prepared all your ingredients, it’s now time to start cooking by following these simple set of instructions.
- Step 1: Cook Potatoes and Onions
The first thing you will need to do is place your onions and potatoes in your soup pot and add just enough water to cover the ingredients.
Simmer the potatoes and onions until they’re completely tender. To know whether a potato is tender, look for the largest piece of potato you have simmered and stick a fork in it. If it’s completely cooked, the potato will simply slide off the fork.
As you wait for your potatoes to simmer, set your stove top temperature to medium heat.
- Step 2: Add In The Milk and Cream Cheese
Once your potatoes and onions are already tender, you can continue by adding the milk and cream cheese. After adding the cream cheese and milk to your soup, remove your pot from heat or turn off the stovetop.
Continue to stir in the milk and cream cheese until there are no lumps of cream cheese left. Make sure that your soup comes with a smooth and creamy texture.
- Step 3: Add The Rest Of The Ingredients
After completely mixing in the cream cheese and milk, it’s now time to add in the rest of the ingredients including the soups, spices, and butter.
Continue to mix all the ingredients thoroughly to ensure that every ladle of soup will contain the all of the ingredients flavors.
- Step 4: Serve and Garnish
Once you are sure that all the ingredients have been thoroughly mixed, you can now serve the soup while it’s still piping hot.
As you ladle the soup in the bowl, you can continue to garnish it with your preferred ingredients. If you have any friend bacon, you can try crushing the crispy bacon into little bits and sprinkling it over your soup. Can also do the same with shredded cheese and crushed nuts. You may even want to add a light sprinkle of cayenne pepper for that extra kick.
Rafferty’s potato soup is a truly decadent dish that is full of flavors. You’ve got the flavors potatoes, cream cheese, mushroom soup, and celery soup to make a fantastic mix that will make you feel an unforgettable gastronomic experience. It’s a good thing that you can easily make a batch at home with a couple of simple ingredients and a large soup pot.
When making your potato soup, keep in mind that it is a highly versatile dish that you can experiment with. So the next time you whip up a batch of Rafferty’s potato soup, you should try adding in other ingredients that can amp up your eating experience.
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