Friday, January 15, 2010

A New Recipe-a-Week in 2010

Week 2
Potato Soup


  • 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk


Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, chicken broth and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the garlic salt and pepper.

In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.

Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

My Review

I love potato soup. Potato soup for me ranks right up there with argyle socks from GAP, so I was excited to try this recipe. And let me say, I was not disappointed. It was absolutely delicious. And don't just take my word for it, ask Lorelai. You see, Lorelai was not so sure about this potato soup business. She sat at the table and just stared at it as she ate her dinner roll. As the rest of the family finished up she hadn't even taken a bite. Still a little hungry, she asked for a second roll. I told her that to earn a second roll she had to at least take 3 bites of soup. She sat, and sat. I cleared the table and was beginning to load the dishwasher when I looked over and saw Lorelai gobbling it up! Yes indeed, she had decided to take her three dreadful bites only to discover that she loved potato soup. And better yet, she requested it again for dinner the following night (although her request had to be denied due to other dinner preparations already in the works).

So please, try this soup! It will warm you up on a cold, gloomy winter day.

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