Soups: Various Potato Soup Recipes

Subject: Various Potato Soup Recipes
Subject: Re: Potato Soup Recipes
From: joel.ehrlich at (Joel Ehrlich)
Date: 28 Jul 1995
Cynthia F Flynn wrote about Potato Soup on 07-24-95 21:55 saying...

> Does anyone have a good and easy recipe for potato soup?

Sure. Here are two. The first is a traditional presentation. The second is more adventurous and interesting.

Potato Soup No. 1036
Yields 5 Cups

2 Medium Potatoes
2 Medium Onions
4 Ribs Celery
1 1/2 Tbls Butter
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 Bay Leaf
2 Tbls Butter
Light Cream
Dash Worcestershire Sauce
Parsley, Chopped

Pare and slice the potatoes.
Chop the onions and celery and saute with the potatoes in the first measure of butter.
Add BOILING(!) water to cover.
Add the salt and Bay Leaf.
Boil until the potatoes are tender.
Put the boiled vegetables through a potato ricer or a food blender.
Beat in the second measure of butter.
Thin the soup to the desired consistency with light cream.
Add salt, paprika and Worcester Sauce to taste.
Serve with a garnish of chopped parsley.

Country Potato Soup No. 2875
Yields 8 Servings

8 Slices Lean Bacon
1/4 Cup Celery, Chopped
1/2 Cup Onion, Chopped
3 Cups Medium Potatoes, Peeled & Cut Into 1" Cubes
2 1/2 Cups Beef Stock
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 rnd tsp Nutmeg, Grated
1/4 rnd tsp Dried Marjoram
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1 Cup Whole Milk
1 Tbls Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbls Parsley, Minced Fine

Chop the bacon coarsely.
Saute the bacon with the onion and celery in a deep soup kettle over medium heat until the onion is golden (about 5 minutes).
Add the potatoes, stock and seasonings.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to a simmer.
Simmer until the potatoes are tender (about 15 minutes).
Mash the potatoes slightly - about 1/4 of the cubes should remain whole.
Remove the bay leaf.
Add the milk, Worcestershire sauce and parsley.
Bring to a boil.
Remove from the heat at once.
Serve hot.
Subject: Re: How do you make your potato soup??
From: mrbsew at (Mary Block)
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 96 12:10:37 GMT
Cindy LeGrand wrote:
>This frigid weather has brought out the soup-making side of me and I was
>curious how everyone makes their potato soup? My husband prefers his
>mother's version which is like pureed potato soup, I prefer mine with
>heartier chunks of potato. I make mine with onions, celery, pototoes,
>milk, butter, salt and pepper. Pretty basic. How do you make yours?

Even here in sunny (not today) CA, we eat a lot of potato soup. My most recent favorite is an Irish kind of thing. I cook the coarsely chunked potatoes in plain water just to barely cover them until very tender. In a separate skillet I saute sweet onions or leeks in butter, along with coarsely shredded cabbage, green or savoy and what makes it special --diced left-over corned beef. (You can figure out the proportions.)

When everything is nice and tender, I gently mash the potatoes in the pan, add the ingredients from the skillet, and stir in enough milk, half and half or whatever dairy liquid your diet allows. If you are careful and don't use too much water, you really don't need too much dairy. The seasonings I use are salt, white pepper and a little crushed caraway seed. I serve it in my soup bowls with a dollop of Golden's mustard in the middle and good rye bread on the side. We are a two person household, so whenever I do a corned beef, I put the leftovers away for a few days and then have this.
Subject: Green Pea and Potato Soup
From: Schaller_Barb at (Barb Schaller)
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 08:21:44 -0600
Cheap soup.

Slovak Green Pea and Potato Soup

About 3 medium red potatoes, peeled and diced
5 cups water
1 tsp salt
About 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
10 oz pkg (or 1-1/2 cups fresh) frozen peas
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup minced onion
2 Tbsp flour

In a 3-quart saucepan, cook the potatoes in salted water about 5 minutes, add frozen peas and parsley and cook another 5 minutes or so, until potatoes are tender. Make "zaprashka" (roux-type mixture) of butter, onion, and flour, stirring until lightly browned. Remove from heat and stir in about 1-1/2 cups broth from peas/spuds. Return all to pan and simmer a few minutes. Adjust seasonings. About 4 servings.
Subject: Re: Baked Potato Soup--Help
From: moonwolf at (Robbyn)
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 97 03:09:22 GMT
>I have my potatoes in the oven, but can't find my recipe for Baked Potato
>Soup that was on this newsgroup a few months ago. Can anyone help?

Don't know if this is the one you saw - it's the one we like. Wonderful!

Baked Potato Soup

4 large potatoes
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
1 1/2 quarts of milk
Salt and Pepper
4 green onions
1 cup sour cream
2 cups crisp, crumbled bacon
5 ounces of grated cheddar cheese (I use 8-10 oz)

Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake the potatoes until fork tender. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly blend in flour with a wire whisk until thoroughly blended. Gradually add milk to the butter-flour mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly.

Cut potatoes in half, scoop out the meat and set aside. Chop half the potato peels and discard the remainder. When milk mixture is very hot, whisk in potato. Add green onion and potato peels. Whisk well, add sour cream and crumbled bacon. Heat thoroughly. Add cheese a little at a time until it is all melted in.