Potato Soup

A couple days ago it was very cold and rainy.  I noticed that a blogging buddy made some potato soup and thought it looked so good.  http://sunnybrookfarmus.blogspot.com/  I love his blog.  He built his own bridge for heaven's sake!  I jumped up and went straight to the kitchen and whipped some up.  My daughter happened to be here and she and The Blog Tech declared it to be their favorite soup.
Saute a large diced onion in a couple tablespoons of butter.

Add a couple diced carrots.  If you want your soup to stay white, omit the carrots.

Add a few stalks of diced celery and 4 large diced russet potatoes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Potatoes need salt so add a little extra.

Add about 8 cups of chicken stock.  I added some chicken bouillon for added flavor.

Cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender.  It took about 25 minutes.

Puree it in batches in your mixer.  Don't fill your mixer too full when blending something hot.  You only need to make that mistake once to learn this lesson.  I am talking from experience.

I only puree about 3/4 of the soup so there is a bit of chunky stuff left to chew on. I also added about 1/3 cup of cream to enrich it. I served this with grated cheddar but it would be good topped with anything you would put on a baked potato. My personal favorite is to top it with popcorn.  Delicious!

Comments

Nellie said…
This is such a good soup! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Patty Woodland said…
I love potato soup but the hubby hates potatoes...sigh
Sunnybrook Farm said…
Wow, your soup looks real good, I put a little real butter in mine as I didn't have any cream. Today I fixed vegetable soup and used 2 rutabagas as the base, it came out good with some corn bread on the side. This is the season for this kind of cooking!
Popcorn?!? Now I've heard it all!
Laurie said…
great soup! I made potato soup the other day too, but mine has crispy bacon. onions and cheddar cheese, I also put milk in mine,
Guillaume said…
Looks like a delicious hearty soup.
Mary Ann said…
This looks so good, but it's a tad too hot here today (almost 70) so I'm going to pin it to remember it!
I don't Think I've ever eaten potato soup but it does look yummy. I too would like to have it a bit chunky.

Have a great day!
Christer.
I don't Think I've ever eaten potato soup but it does look yummy. I too would like to have it a bit chunky.

Have a great day!
Christer.
Dog Trot Farm said…
Popcorn? do enlighten us...
chickpea678 said…
I have all the invredients so that might be tonight's dinner!
chickpea678 said…
I have all the invredients so that might be tonight's dinner!
chickpea678 said…
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Megs said…
Looks wonderful! Great for today's weather
Margaret said…
That looks so good! Could I ask you a favor? Which post of yours has the recipe for farfalle pasta with sausage & lots & Lots of onion & garlic? I have made it three times and my guests have loved it and I want to make it as a first course for Christmas Day and I can't find my recipe! I copies it from your site last year! Thank you! Maggie
Bird said…
Your blog makes me so hungry. This soup looks wonderful.
We also learned the hard way about not overfilling the blender with hot soup. Ouch!
Suzie Ridler said…
Perfect comfort food for this time of year! Now I want to make some.
chickpea678 said…
Making this now! Onions sauteeing in pot! :-)
luckybunny said…
One of my favorite soups, I'm for sure going to try this version. And topped with popcorn? Who knew? ;)