My mother asked me to make potato soup. I looked up some recipes, but they all seemed to use things we don’t have, like chicken broth. (Speaking of which, did you know that if you opened a can of it three years after it expires, it’s congealed? Shocking!)
So this is my attempt to make potato soup with a basic recipe outline and a vague idea of what my mother wants.
2 quarts broth, any kind (or 3 tbsp bouillon + 2 quarts [8 cups] water); I used turkey because it’s what we had
4 large potatoes, chopped (6-ish cups, maybe?)
1 yellow onion, diced
1 red pepper, chopped
4 stalks celery, sliced
~1 1/2 tbsp. minced garlic
6-ish tbsp. butter
Salt and pepper to taste
- Melt butter in large pot on medium-low heat
- Mix vegetables, potato, salt, pepper, and garlic in large bowl.
- Cook potato mix, stirring occasionally, until onions are clear. (This may need to be done in two batches, depending on the size of your pot.)
- Add broth; cover and simmer on low heat until potatoes are soft.