Saturday, February 2, 2013

Yummy Creamy Potato Soup

I'm basking.  Basking?  Yes of course, basking in the glow, of a compliment.

She told me my potato soup was THE BEST she'd ever eaten. And her "not so into potatoes family member" loved it too!

Now she may have only eaten potato soup once before or NEVER!  But I'm just going to pretend like I didn't think of that!

She wanted the recipe.
I'm warning you. This is so easy. You may not be able to stand it.  Here it is my dear.
Oh, and just so you know, the photo above is of Cream of Broccoli soup.  I didn't take a picture of the potato soup.  So anyway, here ya go!

Yummy Creamy Potato Soup

Dice one onion and saute it in oil  in a large stock pan until the onions are soft.
Peel several large potatoes and dice them.  I peeled 10 large potatoes for a large pot of soup.
Place the diced potatoes on top of the sauted onions.
Fill the stock pan with water until the onions and potatoes are just covered with water.
Let the water come to a rolling boil.  The potatoes will probably need to boil about 15 minutes.
Stir often so the potatoes don't stick.
As the potatoes begin to soften, mash a few of them with your spoon against the side of the pan.
Once the potatoes are soft amd most of them are mashed and creamy add one can of evaporated milk.
If you dont have evaporated milk you can use half and half or whipping cream or regular milk.
But the night that the soup got rave reviews I had used evaporated milk.
Salt to your taste.
I had used a tablespoon of salt for this large amount of potatoes.
If it's not salty enough it may taste bland.  Yeah, duh!  Why did I need to tell you that?
Remove from heat and serve.

This is delicious loaded with cheese or sour cream or anything else you desire. 
We love it with crackers.

That's all there is to it!

One sauted onion
Plenty of potatoes for the crew you are feeding
Water to top of onion potato heap
Salt to taste
One and 1/2 cups milk of your choice.

When my family asks, "What's for supper?" And I say, "Potato soup."  They always say, "Yum!"
Do you like potato soup with crackers or bread?


Judy said...

My husband and I love potato soup and this one sounds so delicious.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! I can hardly wait to make it... for a whole crew!! Connie

Esther said...

I agree! Your potato soup is delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe! Love you! Esther

Donnie said...

I join the crowd! Potato and onion soup is good anytime, especially on cold days or evenings.
Have a good evening. Donnie

Ana said...

I love creamy potato soup...thanks for sharing your recipe. Can't wait to give it a try. And thanks for stopping by for a visit. Wishing you a wonderful new week.