Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

Here is a nice, simple recipe for traditional Ecuadorian potato soup. I have not tried this yet & am posting for ZWT 4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in large saucepan. add onions and saute for 10 minutes, add flour and mix until smooth.
  2. Add chicken broth gradually, stirring constantly until boiling. add potatoes, saffron, salt and chile powder & simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Add milk and peas and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Beat the eggs and cream cheese together in a bowl and gradually add 2 cups of the hot soup, beat constantly to avoid curdling.
  5. Return the contents of the bowl to the saucepan and heat through but do not boil.
  6. Place a few slices of avocado in each soup bowl and pour soup over them. serve.
Most Helpful

My son had to make an Ecuadorian meal for Spanish class. This soup was yummy. We were out of peas, which might have given it more flavor. Don't omit the avocados!

Cassyt December 06, 2009

Didn't know what to expect, since I have never used saffron before, but was pleasantly surprised. Used our homemade New Mexico chili powder and it packs quite a punch, especially since I added "just a leetle bit more" than called for. Will have this again. Thnx for posting Um Safia. Made for ZWT4.

Darkhunter June 24, 2008

This is a very tasty potato soup! I haven't tried soup based on potatoes so my expectations here weren't really that high, but having tasted this was really WOW! It's just so creamy delicious! I can't explain the details *blush* but you just have to try this! I even cut down more than half of the cooking time since I already had the diced potatoes preboiled and all I had to do was mix it at the last part and voila! The avocados too were a nice touch. :)Thanks for sharing this! Made for WZT4.

Pneuma June 24, 2008