Barney J's Polish Potato Soup

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

The ONLY recipe my father ever had. NOTE: I didn't say HE ever MADE it; that was my mother's job! A pure potato soup, no cheese, bacon, dill or other exotic ingredients. A true peasant recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute celery and onion in a little butter until slightly tender but not brown.
  2. Cook potatoes and pinch of sugar in 3 cups of water until tender. (If using bouillon cubes, add before boiling potatoes. Use NO Salt in the water if using the bouillon cubes. Add in the celery and onions.
  3. Add 1/2 pint of sweet cream (can use milk), bring to simmer. Or use half-and-half.
  4. Add salt (if needed) and pepper to taste. Paprika for coloring. Sprinkle with parsley.
  5. You can sneak in a pat of butter before serving.
  6. Cooking Tips: Add as much milk or cream as necessary to suit your taste.
  7. Mash or crush potatoes to suit your taste. Or not!
  8. Don't sub or add dry milk; it gives an off-flavor.
Most Helpful

I loved this! It was kind of like eating mashed potatoes in soup form - in a good way. I really enjoyed the simplicity of it. I've tried all of those loaded-baked-potato type of soups and, while some were very good, I prefer this one. It's also very inexpensive to make - a nice bonus. Thanks for a great recipe!

Jayne Leigh March 12, 2011