Saturday, December 31, 2011

Potato Soup ( How To Make Old Fashioned Potato Soup ) Recipe

              Hello, and welcome back here with us on Garden The Easy Way, this is Ken and Marilou.  

              Today we have a real treat for everyone. It is one of Americans favorites soups, Potato Soup.

              Most all of us love eating potato soup, and it is so good and a potato is 99% fat free, and yet is a nutrient dense food.

              Potato Soup is so easy to make and your whole family will love it. Today we have two recipes for you and your family.  Enjoy!!!

  #1. Recipe (  How To Make Old Fashioned Potato Soup )

Things You'll Need

1 1/2 lbs. potatoes                                              1/2 stick of butter  
1 carrot                                                              1 Tbsp flour
1 celery stalk                                                      Salt
1 medium size onion                                           Pepper
2 Tbsp butter                                                    Cheddar cheese
Soup pot                                                           Bacon bits
1/2 tsp celery salt                                              Chives
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp caraway seed
1 small bay leaf
2 cups water
1 cup milk


1. Peel the potatoes and dice them in small pieces. Cut up the carrot and celery into small pieces. Dice the onion and saute it in the butter at the bottom of the soup pot.  

2. Add the celery salt, marjoram, caraway seed, bay leaf, water, milk, butter, flour, salt and pepper to taste.

3. Bring the soup to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender when pricked with a fork.  

4. Place a portion in a soup bowl when the soup is ready. Sprinkle the top with shredded cheddar cheese, fresh chopped chives and bacon bits.

This recipe serves four people.    

# 2. Recipe (  How To Make Potato Soup )  

Things You'll Need:

Large pot


1. First fill your large pot with water and set it to boil.  

2. Wash and cut about six potatoes into small pieces or medium-sized squares (depending on size or how much soup you want to make).  

3. Add the potatoes and stir from time to time.

4. Once the potatoes are boiled and soft, pour out the water.

5. Lower the temperature to a medium. Add milk and butter to your preferred thickness.

6. Stir and taste. When the soup has blended together well, you are done. You can add some bacon bits or cheese to top it off.      

            Make sure the taste suits your family. The recipe is not exact, so you can add more milk for a soupier soup or less for a thicker and chunkier soup.  


            Well that's it for today, we hope you all enjoy the recipes and we hope to talk here again tomorrow on Garden The Easy Way. Until then this is Ken & Marilou wishing you all A Happy New Year!! and Happy Gardening Always.