Potato soup is an irresistibly comforting staple found across cultures. Creamy, hearty and versatile; potato makes an ideal warming homecooked meal! For those attempting to craft their own delicious homemade soup at home this article outlines an easy process which yields mouthwatering potato goodness!
Essential Potato Soup Ingredients
Before diving into the procedure, let’s gather the ingredients essential for our soup. They include:
- 4 cups of peeled and diced potatoes
- 1/2 cup of diced celery
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
- 2 cups of water
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- Pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- 3 cups of milk
- 2 tablespoons of butter
How to Make Potato Soup: Step-by-Step
Now that you have your soup ingredients ready, let’s walk through how to make soup:
Beginning by setting a large saucepan over medium heat and adding olive oil or butter as needed to saute finely chopped onion until translucent in color and stirring in minced garlic until its aroma releases itself. Now is the time to add cubed potatoes to this mix and continue sauteeing with onions and garlic for several more minutes before stirring in cubed potatoes as part of this final step.
Once finished, add in your chosen broth for extra depth to the soup as well as acting as the cooking liquid for the potatoes. Bring mixture up to boil then reduce to simmer, simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes become fork-tender.
Once your potatoes have softened, it’s time to blend. Carefully transfer a portion of your soup into the blender, pureeing before returning it back into your pot – or you could also use an immersion blender! Add extra creaminess by stirring in some heavy cream; season the dish as desired with salt and pepper as an optional extra.
Before serving your potato soup, take one last step by garnishing. Fresh chives, shredded cheese or crispy bacon can add interesting textures and additional flavors that enhance its appeal.
The Final Result:
There you go–an easy yet delicious potato soup recipe. This comforting treat makes an ideal meal on cold or rainy days and can easily be customized according to personal taste and preference. Now that you understand how to make potato soup, feel free to experiment by changing up ingredients according to what appeals most. Enjoy!