July 14

Wow!

Posted by ellesniche . Filed under Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Haven’t been here in a while…I am glad to be back!  So I was thinking about my return entry and what could be better than food!?

My Secret Potato Soup

(you will have to forgive the crappy picture – I forgot to take one in the beautiful bowl I served it in – Tupperware will have to do!)

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Ingredients: (All measurements are approximate – I just throw things in the pot)

  • 3-4 lbs potatoes (your favs will do!) – peeled and cubed
  • 1-2 small sweet potatoes – peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium onions – chopped
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 table spoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper – freshly ground
  • sprig of rosemary – about 1/2 tsp dried
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp dried yellow mustard
  • splash of parsley – about 1/2 tsp dried
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk (whole)
  • water
  • ham or bacon – previously cooked and cut up

Secret Ingredients: (These are the ones that the kids have no idea are in there)

  • 2 cups sliced carrots (this can be canned corn if you prefer)
  • 2 cups corn (this can also be canned if you prefer– can even be creamed corn)

Directions:

In a large pot, melt the butter and to it add the spices, carrots and corn and cook until onions are clear and caramelized.  I usually do this while I am preparing the potatoes – seems to be the perfect timing.  Empty into a bowl to cool. 

Add the cubed potatoes and sweet potatoes to the pot, along with the chicken broth.  Top off – just enough to cover the potatoes with water.  Bring to a boil and reduce to med-low heat to simmer for an hour, or until potatoes are tender. Add the ham or bacon.

Add the cool caramelized onions, carrots and corn to a blender and mixed until the consistency of runny mashed potatoes.  You can add a little of the broth fro the pot if necessary.  Add this blended mixture back to the simmering potatoes.  his will continue to simmer until the potatoes are soft.

If you would like to blend a little with an immersion blender, so this just before you take the pot off the heat.  That’s it!  You’re done!  Enjoy with this with sandwiches or some homemade rolls.  Yummy!

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One Response to “Wow!”

  1. Dolly Slattery on July 19th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I used to put the carrots and some turnip in the food processor and liquify them NOone knew. Love the soup. Keep the recipes coming.lu miss u all

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