Night elves, with their.. ahem.. explicit dance animation, need to get down and dirty. Not as hypnotizing as watching my Gamer.Girlie’s drae tail switch back and forth as she runs out of harm’s way, but Nelfs have got some moves. They’d look like hairless pandarens after eating this soup if they didn’t dance like they do.
Instead of using the Teldrassil Sweet Potato to make Candied Sweet Potatoes, make this hearty Potato Cheese Soup.
Guaranteed to go straight to your hips, but you won’t mind because it is sooo yummy that you’ll dance like a night elf!
8 cups Potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups Onions, chopped
4 cups Celery, chopped
3 cans Chicken stock
2 tsp Salt
4 cups Half-and-Half or Light Cream
6 Tbsp Butter
4 cups Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Combine potatoes, celery, onions, and chicken stock in large stock pot. Add more water if there is not enough to submerge all the ingredients. Boil until potatoes are just beginning to soften.
Remove from heat and pour out most of the liquid*.
Add salt, then mash and stir the veggies like you were making chunky mash potatoes. You can puree if preferred. I like to leave some big chunks as it adds to the character of the soup.
In another large stock pot, big enough to hold the veggies and the cheese sauce we are about to make, melt the butter into the cream under medium heat.
Slowly add cheese and keep stirring. Don’t let the cheese sit on the bottom and burn. Just keep stirring until all the cheese is melted.
Add the veggies to the cheese sauce and stir until all ingredients are combined.
Ladle into bowls and garnish with more cheese. Crumbled bacon is also a great garnish.
*This soup tends to become real watery if you do not remove enough liquid. You want to end up with really thick mashed potatoes after the puree step.
Enjoy and dance!