There’s a lot of soup varieties out there but none can compare to your usual potato soup. The Scandinavians call “potatoes” as your all around nutritional needs. During the Viking Era when food was scarce, they lived off potatoes from plaster food carbohydrates to liquor; you name it they all came from potatoes.
Today, we’re past the Viking era and into gourmet recipes. In this recipe, we’re going to show you how to make the perfect potato soup, you’ll be trying to make every day like the Vikings once did, only now, you’ll be much more appreciative of this perfect taste we have for you. Now, let’s talk about Ingredients.
Here’s an easy guide on how to make the perfect potato soup. The perfect potato soup would require you to have the following: (Note that this recipe will make 8 servings, just double the ingredients if you want to make more but on equal ratios.)
• 3 Pounds of Potatoes (Baked and ready to be placed in a potato masher)
• 4 bacon slices
• 1 cup chopped Carrots
• Chopped Celery
• ¼ Chopped Onions
• 2 Cups Nonfat Milk
• cup Mushrooms Bits
• cup Flour
• 1 cup Heavy Cream
• 1 tsp. Salt
• 1 tsp. Black Pepper
• 1 Cup Water
• Optional Ingredients: Sour Cream, Cheese/ Butter
1. Cook the bacon slices in a non-stick pan. Once done, slice them up into strip bits. Add the onions, carrots, and celery and sauté until cooked. Keep some of the bacon strips for garnishing later on.
2. Prepare the potatoes in the potato masher, add 2 cups of the non-fat milk, flour, 1 cup heavy cream, salt and black pepper.
3. Place the ingredients prepared in Step 2 in a pot, add 1 cup of water and bring to boil. You may also add the optional ingredients here such as the sour cream, cheese/butter.
4. Once Step 3 has come to boil, add the ingredients made in step 1.
5. Garnish with parsley and remaining bacon strips from Step 1.
It’s always best to get fresh potatoes from organic markets so you can get the best out of the taste and texture of your potato soup. You can also add more to the taste by adjusting measurement of the salt and pepper. Make sure you don’t overcook your salt and lower heat whenever the contents overflow from your cooking pot.
Lastly, it’s always best to slow cook your potato soup so the flavors would mix organically. You have to be patient with cooking potato soups because they tend to take time and preparation, though with this recipe you won’t be worrying about anything else following the exact directions for the potato soup, once you get the hang of cooking and proper preparation you will be making this recipe like a pro. Always remember, the tastiest foods are made with love and dedication.