Made this soup the other night. I didn't use any milk or cream and actually turned out to be a light and creamy soup.
- Heat oil and butter in a Dutch oven or stock pot over med high heat; chop onions, carrots, and celery and add to pot. Sauté until onions are translucent. While onions, carrots and celery are sautéing peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes. Add to pot and stir. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Turn to a simmer and add salt, pepper and thyme to taste. Simmer until potatoes are soft about 30 to 45 minutes. Using an immersion blender, puree soup to desired consistency. Cut Kielbasa into 1 inch pieces,add to the soup, and heat through.
- If you don’t have an immersion blender carefully use a regular blender pureeing one ladle of room temperature soup at a time. Be careful not to over fill your blender as warm or hot liquids can exploded through the top causing a mess and possible burns. You can also use a potato masher resulting in a chunkier soup. Return soup to the pot, add kielbasa and heat through.
Delicious! I cut the recipe in half and followed the directions. DH couldn't stop eating this. We will be making this again I am sure. Made for Fall PAC 2011.
This was a big hit. I had a huge crop of potatoes from our garden so this went a long way and I was able to can a dozen jars of this soup. I added a few more herbs.
I followed the recipe exactly. Excpept I did not add Thyme as we are not a big fan. It came out great. I really liked that you did not use cream or milk and yet the consistency was very similar to a cream based soup. It was a great change of pace and we will be making it again.