One of the real pleasures in life is eating and in particular eating out at beautiful restaurants. Most of us have a favorite restaurant and a favorite meal that we would give almost anything to eat. Unfortunately eating out can be very expensive. Why not learn how to cook your favorite meals at home?
CopyCat Restaurant Recipes are exactly as they sound. They are recipes that are copies of the actual originals that chefs use to make your favorite meals in restaurants. Below I have included a copy of one of those for you to cook at home and enjoy. In this article I have provided you with the recipe for the famous Hard Rock Cafe Potato Soup. In other articles I have provided many other recipes for you to try yourself. Feel free to look at my author bio for the links to the other recipes.
The beauty of being able to cook these recipes is that you can cook them in the privacy and comfort of your own home. You can prepare your meal anytime you like and amaze your friends and family with your new found cooking skills.
Cooking your favourite meals at home allows you to not only eat your favourite meals when you want, but also saves you bucket loads of money.
One of my favourite things to do with my CopyCat Restaurant Recipes is to hold regular dinner parties with friends. I create a menu of some of my favorite meals and invite my friends over for dinner. Each week or at least each fortnight, I change the menu and cook something else I have learned to cook from my recipe book. It is a great inexpensive night in with my friends.
Here is the menu for Potato Soup I promised you. I am sure you will enjoy it.
Hard Rock Cafe – Potato Soup.
8 slices of bacon
1 cup diced yellow onions
2/3 cup flour
6 cups of hot chicken stock
4 cups diced baked potato – peeled
2 cups of heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon of coarse black pepper
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup diced green onions
Garnish – grated cheese, parsley and bacon bits
1. Fry bacon until crisp. Chop bacon and reserve drippings. Cook onions in remaining drippings over medium – high heat until transparent, about 3 minutes.
2. Add in flour. Stir frequently to prevent lumps. Cook for 3-5 minute or until mix becomes golden.
3. Gradually add chicken stock and let cook until liquid thickens.
4. Reduce heat to simmer and add potatoes, cream, chopped bacon, parsley, garlic, basil, salt, pepper sauce and black pepper. Let simmer for 8-10 minutes.
5. Add in grated cheese and green onions and simmer until cheese melts smoothly. Garnish each serving as desired with bacon bits, grated cheese and chopped parsley.