Old Fashioned Lovage and Potato Soup

Old Fashioned Lovage and Potato Soup created by Chandra M

A family favourite in our household.....a creamy and easy soup which needs nothing more than good crusty rolls or home-baked bread to serve with it. This travels well in a Thermos flask making it an ideal and comforting soup to take on a picnic. This recipe is based on a Historical 16th/17th Century recipe, no milk was added then - it was made with stock only.

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40mins
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ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 kg potato, scrubbed and cubed
  • 12 liter good vegetable stock (adjust to give preferred consistency) or 1/2 liter chicken stock (adjust to give preferred consistency)
  • 12 liter milk
  • 5 tablespoons chopped lovage (retain small amount for garnish)
  • salt & pepper

directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute the chopped onion in olive oil until translucent; then add the cubed potatoes and mix together.
  • Add the stock and milk, simmering until the potatoes are nearly tender.
  • When potatoes are soft,add the lovage and liquidise the soup, adding further stock or milk if a thinner consistency is required.
  • Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Return to the saucepan and heat through gently - do NOT allow the soup to boil.
  • Serve hot and garnish with the remaining lovage and crusty bread and butter or bread rolls.
  • This travels very well in a thermos flask for a warming picnic soup.
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"A family favourite in our household.....a creamy and easy soup which needs nothing more than good crusty rolls or home-baked bread to serve with it. This travels well in a Thermos flask making it an ideal and comforting soup to take on a picnic. This recipe is based on a Historical 16th/17th Century recipe, no milk was added then - it was made with stock only."

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  1. Chandra M
    Thanks French Tart, another wonderful recipe from you! I used homemade turkey stock, and subbed 1/2 buttermilk for milk. Drizzled some nice olive oil, and served with a crusty olive loaf. I've been growing lovage for 3 years, but hadn't found a use yet, this was perfect for a cool evening meal.
  2. Chandra M
    Old Fashioned Lovage and Potato Soup Created by Chandra M
  3. Lenie H.
    Hello, I have a blog and this week I'm submitting a post about growing and using lovage (medicinal, cosmetic and culinary). Thanks for sharing this recipe - I love this soup and am including a link to this site in my post so my readers can also make it. I've tried a number of different recipes but yours is the best by far. :)
  4. Kelly and Katrina S.
    I love this soup! It was so simple with little ingredients that I wasn't sure about. I did read the review who added buttermilk, good thinking, though I didn't have any so I used 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, which added a bit of tang. I have this growing in my yard & I'm so delighted to actually use it for food. This will go great with my loveage cocktail of loveage simple syrup, gin and champagne floater. Thank you!
  5. COOKGIRl
    French, I replaced part of the milk with full fat buttermilk. Gave it a bit of "tang". Of course, fresh lovage from the garden. Let's hear it for lovage! Lovage-y! Reviewed for Veg Tag/Swap July. Added to the cookbook: Book #274298
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