Monday, January 6, 2014

White Potato Soup

White Potato Soup

Soups really are a family favorite of ours.  They are the perfect comfort food, serving our family healthy, delicious food at a minimum cost and effort.  I love making enough soup to feed us at least two meals.  My sister-in-law, Cynthia taught me how to make this simple potato soup that she learned to make in Germany.  I love the fact that all you need are some onions, potatoes, Swiss cheese and some staples to make a delicious and healthy light supper.  I love serving this with a favorite salad and some crusty homemade bread.

2 white, yellow or sweet onions, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 cups chopped peeled potato
4 cups water
4 teaspoons chicken or vegetable bouillon
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup butter
5 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1 ½ cups Swiss cheese, grated
In large pot, sauté onions in olive oil until tender.  Add potatoes, water, chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.  Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in flour.   Add roux to soup and stir until thickened.  Add milk and cheese and stir until cheese is melted and soup reaches desired temperature and consistency. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground pepper.  Serve with plenty of crusty bread.

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