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Irish Potato Soup

Potatoes (does not depict recipe shown)Delicious and easy to make, this recipe is sure to please potato lovers all around the world.

Potato Soup Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 cups of light broth
  • 2 1/2 cups of milk
  • Bay leaf, parsley and thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cream and chives for garnish

Preparing Your Irish Potato Soup

  1. Peel and slice the potatoes, onions and carrot.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan and sweat the onions in it until soft but not brown.
  3. Add potatoes and carrot. Stir in the stock and milk.
  4. Tie the bay leaf, thyme and parsley together and add to the pan, along with pepper and salt to taste.
  5. Simmer gently for about an hour then purée in a liquidizer or food processor.
  6. Add some cream before serving and sprinkle with chopped chives.

Serves 6-8. Found in The Little Book of Irish Country Cooking.

 Further Reading
The Best of Irish Soups by Eileen O'Driscoll