I love potato soup. I also have mashed potatoes in the fridge frequently. When I mash my potatoes I always add butter and sour cream. They are delicious that way. When I made my potato soup I decided to use them instead of new potatoes. It was so good so now I always make my potato soup this way.
I got this recipe from a friend 30 years ago and have never found one better. My children grew up eating it and now when they come to visit they always ask me to make it.
I put 4 hours cooking time because we have to put a time but the longer the better.
I live on an island in Florida and have a lot of fresh crabmeat in the summer. This is one of my families favorite soups. Its creamy and spicy and definitely NOT low calorie. I have never tried it but I think it would be good with shrimp too.