Magic Potato Soup Recipe

| 2/19/2010 1:59:00 PM

Tags: Recipes, Potatoes, Soup,
Magic potato soup

Good and simple meals rarely involve exotic sauces, costly ingredients, or snobbery. The magic is that you can make Magic Potato Soup when your cupboards are nearly bare. When anyone else would walk into your pantry and declare that a meal could not be procured, you can just grab a saucepan and smile. In just moments (and with seemingly nothing at all), you can produce a soup which is so flavorful and lovely that your guests will beg for the recipe. Upon receiving the recipe, they will insist that you have left out an ingredient. Magic, I tell you.

Meet Magic Potato Soup:*

4-5 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
& bull;1 onion, sliced as thinly as possible (the onion will “dissolve” and be absorbed by the liquid almost completely by the time the potatoes are cooked if sliced very, very thinly!)
& bull;1 teaspoon salt (and an optional dash of pepper)
& bull;3 1/2 cups water
& bull;1 tablespoon butter
& bull;1 tablespoon flour

Combine the first four ingredients in a saucepan and cook until potatoes are tender. Drain, reserving liquid. In the empty saucepan, heat butter and flour until flour is browned.

Add the reserved liquid. Stir and cook until smooth (use a whisk or fork). Add potatoes and onion, then heat through.

Sprinkle with chives or parsley, if desired or if such items are available.

2/9/2018 2:49:47 PM

I make this soup quite often, but I add 2 cups of milk to 2 cups of water. It makes a richer creamer soup. I also, add green onions and bacon. Yummy! I've been married fifty-five years and this is one of my hubby's favorite soup. Great for a snowy day.

9/2/2013 12:17:40 PM

I just "grate" the onions.

Tobius Holmes
7/1/2012 1:53:45 PM

Love this recipe, very easy and simple and since I have a ton of allergies and sensitivities this is perfect for it, nothing in here I can't have except the regular onions which I switched to green onions and the butter easy enough to switch to one I can have..

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