Here is a recipe my Mom gave me to try. We ate it on Christmas Eve in bread bowls and loved it.
4 large baking potatoes
2/3 C butter
2/3 C flour
6 C Milk
1 Tbl. Salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
4 green onions, chopped and divided
12 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
2 C. medium grated chedder cheese
2 C. sour cream
Wash, dry and prick potatoes with a fork. Microwave potatoes until completely soft. Cut into halves lengthwise and scoop out pulp, set aside
In a large stockpot, melt butter over low heat. Add flour, stirring until mixed thoroughly, about 1 minute. Gradually add milk, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add potato pulp ( using whisk to break up potato chunks), salt, pepper, 2 heaping tablespoons green onions, half the bacon, and 1 Cup cheese. Cook until thoroughly heated. Stir in 1 Cup of the sour cream. Add extra milk if necessary to achieve desired consistency.
Serve topped with a dollop of sour cream, green onions, bacon, and cheese.
Serves 10-12 servings. I just half the recipe