Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Potato Soup

Before I had my surgery I cooked myself up a batch of delicious potato soup to eat when I got home from the hospital! I didn't really follow a recipe and since I'm not really up to trying to remember how much of each thing I put in I'll just post a basic rough recipe which can be changed to ones liking. I like my soup a bit chunky, but you can blend it as well.


3-4 tablespoons butter
1/2 large onion diced
4-5 meduim potatoes any variety, chopped into small to medium sized pieces
Salt, pepper, garlic powder and herbs (I used oregano, thyme and chives)
Water or Stock
Milk or cream or both

1. Heat the butter in a meduim saucepan and saute onions until translucent.
2. Add potatoes and saute lightly.
3. Add seasonings and water/stock enough to just cover potato.
4. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15-20 mintues.
5. Add milk and/or cream and continue to simmer on low until desired consistency. Add enough to make it pretty thin because it thickens up as the potatoes finish cooking and after it cools.


  1. Yum!
    Do your Brazilian salmon too, while you're at it.

  2. yumm!!! I'm such a soup person... but I can never seem to take it down. It looks very comforting.. but I would love to try this!

    And Brazilian salmon?! I NEED to see that recipe.. I've been itching for salmon lately.

  3. so that's how you make potato soup :D i made red lentil soup the other day...willpost it up inshaallah...but this thick soups are quite foreign to me, so this is interesting...we're used to the thin, clear soups in the south and far east :D I love learning about different cultures and their food! as mercy would say..awesome blossom!!