Thursday, January 7, 2010

Potato Soup

I created this almost accidentally so I figured I should write it down before it leaves my brain.

Homemade potato soup...yum! It's PERFECT for the frozen tundra our country seems to be under right now. Make this, pour a glass of wine, start a fire, and watch it snow!

One of Kelly's business partners had a bowl of this and said it was really good, so if you don't like it, we'll blame him!

4 T butter
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 T flour
3 potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 C milk (whole or 2%)
1/2 C vegetable broth (you can use chicken broth, too)
1 can corn
1/2 C cream
Shredded cheddar cheese

In a stock pot, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about five minutes. Whisk in flour and let thicken, about one minute. Add the potatoes, milk, and vegetable broth and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes. Mash slightly with a hand masher or fork - just slightly - don't try to make mashed potatoes out of it. Add the corn and the cream and let it simmer for a couple of minutes, just to warm both. Then taste it. Add salt and pepper to your liking. Stir in a handful of cheese and let it melt. Ladle into bowls and top with cheese. You can also add some crumbled bacon to the top.


  1. MMMMM... I was just thinking "this could use some bacon" and there it is at the end. You could also add some pancetta crisps and even some fresh chives as a garnish... Thanks Gini!

  2. Pancetta crisps is a really good idea! I'm a vegetarian, which is why I don't add it, but it's super easy to add to the end. And use chicken stock for different flavoring. Thanks for the idea!!

  3. Can't wait to make this. Thanks, Gini. What kind of potatoes? Also thinking that an Argentinean Malbec blend might be a perfect match.

  4. I just used some large Idaho baking potatoes...mostly because I always have them on hand. I'll bet baby yukons would be good, too. And you're absolutely right about the Malbec! YUM!

  5. Sounds absolutely delicious. Here in Norway it's -21 degrees, so this is the perfect dinner :)

  6. Can you help me understand something? Does a capital "T" mean a Teaspoon, Tablespoon, or Teacup?

    Okay, I know I'm giving away my limited culinary skills here, but you know... if you don't ask...


  7. It's tablespoon (lower case t is teaspoon). But I LOVE the teacup idea!

  8. Great timing with this..I was planning to make potato soup tonight for our anniversary along with a loaf of fresh bread. I've never added corn but love the idea. I'm going to blend a little of your recipe with a little of mine.

    stay warm!

  9. Let me know how it turns out! Are you making bread from scratch??

  10. I wish I could say I was making it from scratch, but I can’t. I usually pick something up from the bakery at our grocery store or from the little bread shop near my office. -stacey

  11. I just tried this Gini, FANTASTIC! I am going to blog about it once I finish my bowl.

  12. Dana - loved your additions to the soup! Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe.