Potato Soup

"I received a recipe from my grandmother and altered it to what I had available at home. It turned out fantastic and I've made it the same way since."
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Ready In:
6-8 bowls


  • 8 cups red potatoes (cubed)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 1 12 cups mixed frozen peas and corn (or carrots)
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can French style green beans (optional)
  • 12 cup wheat flour (or white)
  • 1 cup onion
  • 12 cup butter (8 tbs or 1 stick)
  • 8 cups milk (I use powdered milk about 2 c. powder 6 c. water)


  • Cube Potatoes and finely chop onions.
  • Add Potatoes, onion, corn, peas, salt, pepper, garlic, and chicken stock to large pot.
  • Just cover vegetables with cold water and boil for 15-20 minutes.
  • Prepare milk (if using powdered milk).
  • Scald milk by placing it in a pot on medium high heat until small bubbles form around the edge of the pot.
  • Chop butter into smaller pieces and place in a mixing bowl with the flour.
  • Pour 3 cups of scalded milk into butter mixture and beat with a wire whisk.
  • Add remaining milk to soup.
  • Add green beans to soup.
  • Add thickened milk mixture to soup.
  • Simmer on low 15 minutes.

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  1. This soup has great potential with the potato and vegetable combination. However, fixed as is, it turned out too thin and bland for me. Next time I prepare this soup, I will cut the 8 cups of milk in half and mash up some of the potatoes to thicken the mixture. To add a little more flavor, I will add more salt and pepper as well as some chopped green chilies or red pepper flakes. I will also add grated cheese on the top when serving.


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