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Looking for agood cream of potatoes soup
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Re: Cream of potatoes soup

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I never followed a written recipe.  I peel and boil 4-5 cut up potatoes, just barely covered in water, until soft.  Don’t drain...mash them up a bit, but still chunky, and add a package of refrigerated mashed potatoes (I use a Bob Evans brand).  Add a 16 oz. carton of half & half.  I don’t season until I serve it....salt and pepper to taste, garnish with chopped green onion, shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon....yum!

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My mom used to make creamed potatoes as a side dish.  Cream of potato soup is probably very easy to find on Google.

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@alicedee wrote:

I never followed a written recipe.  I peel and boil 4-5 cut up potatoes, just barely covered in water, until soft.  Don’t drain...mash them up a bit, but still chunky, and add a package of refrigerated mashed potatoes (I use a Bob Evans brand).  Add a 16 oz. carton of half & half.  I don’t season until I serve it....salt and pepper to taste, garnish with chopped green onion, shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon....yum!


Close to what I do, too. Never used a recipe.

 

I cook potatoes in water and reserve some water after cooking to thin if needed. Maybe it's my water but my potato water can be scummy so I use chicken broth in the soup itself and a light hand on the salt. 

 

I add plain dry potato flakes to thicken the soup. 

 

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I make this a lot (like my mom did). This makes enough for 4 people or a couple of servings for two people. It's not a fancy recipe - just something simple that I grew up with and have made for a number of years.

 

2 - 3 large white potatoes, peeled and diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 diced carrot (optional)

1 1/2 cup milk (2%)

1/2 - 3/4 cup water reserved after boiling the potatoes

1 1/2 Tbsp flour

1 1/2 Tbsp butter

Salt/pepper

Chunk of Velveeta or 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

Cover diced potatoes, celery and optional carrot with water and cook over medium heat in large sauce pan until tender (about 10 - 12 minutes). Drain and reserve about 1/2 to 3/4 of the liquid.

Set cook vegetables and reserved water to the side.

 

Melt butter in large saucepan, add flour and whisk until smooth over medium heat (about a minute or less). Slowly add milk and continue to whisk until thickened - do not boil . Add optional cheese. Reduce heat and add potatoes, celery and carrots if using. Season with salt and pepper/seasoned salt or a little celery salt.

 

Simmer for 30 minutes. Add reserved water to thin the broth as needed.

 

 

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Re: Cream of potatoes soup

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I got this recipe from a cook who used to work at Panera:

 

4 cups chicken broth

4 cups peeled potatoes cut into bite-sized cubes

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 stalks celery, chopped

1/2 onion, chopped

8 oz cream cheese cut into chunks

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

 

Saute celery and onion in a little butter.  

Boil broth, potatoes, salt, and peppers in large pot on medium heat until tender.

Smash a few potatoes with potato masher to thicken.

Add celery, onions and cream cheese and stir over low heat to melt cheese.   

 

 

 

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I am definitely not a cook so I don't know the receipe, but maybe someone else makes potatoe soup like my Mom did.  It was the best I have tasted. 

 

She used a homebone with a lot of the ham on it, condensed canned milk, celery, onions and potatoes.  Don't know if there was anything else, maybe butter?  Anyway, it sure suprised me when I learned most potatoe soup is potatoes, milk, butter, celery and sure not like Mom's.  Of course cheesy potatoe soup has cheese, but Mom didn't make cheesy potatoe soup.  I didn't know there was such a thing until I moved from home!  Sure miss Mom's cooking.

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Two easy recipes...one stovetop, one crockpot.

 

Potato Soup

 

1  package hash browns, cube type, thaw slightly

1   cup chopped onion

1   14 oz. can chicken broth

2    cups water

 

Bring above to boil in large pot; then simmer 15 minutes. Then slowly add and stir...

 

1   can cream of celery soup

2   cups milk

1   teaspoon dry cilantro

 

Heat over low heat and add 4 oz of Velveeta cheese stirring until blended.  Turn to simmer until ready to serve. If desired, top with sliced green onions and bacon bits.

 

 

Crock Pot Potato Soup

 

1   30 oz. package hash browns, cube type

3   14 oz. cans chicken broth

1   10 oz. can cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup chopped onion

 

Put in crock pot and cook on low 5 hours.  Add 8 oz. of cream cheese; cook 30 minutes more.  Before serving add 6 slices of crumbled cooked bacon.  Top with sliced green onions, if desired.

 

 

 

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@KathyM23 wrote:

I am definitely not a cook so I don't know the receipe, but maybe someone else makes potatoe soup like my Mom did.  It was the best I have tasted. 

 

She used a homebone with a lot of the ham on it, condensed canned milk, celery, onions and potatoes.  Don't know if there was anything else, maybe butter?  Anyway, it sure suprised me when I learned most potatoe soup is potatoes, milk, butter, celery and sure not like Mom's.  Of course cheesy potatoe soup has cheese, but Mom didn't make cheesy potatoe soup.  I didn't know there was such a thing until I moved from home!  Sure miss Mom's cooking.


@KathyM23 I'd look at "AllRecipies" and Recipies dot com.  It's highly likely you'll find your mom's soup there.  I like both sites.Smiley Happy

A lot of ladies use Pioneer Woman for more "homemade" traditional dishes too.

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My Grandmother was Lithuanian, and she made her potato soup very simply, but was it delicious.  Of course she had no recipe, but I made sure I wrote down how she made things.  She was such a great cook!  She would put cubed potatoes, diced onions carrots and celery and bay leaf in a pot. Cover with water.  She added a stick of Oleo, parsley flakes salt and pepper.  I also remember sometimes she added barley which I loved.  Then simmered it about 30-45 minutes or so.  I think people cooked veggies a long time way back when...The broth was rich, the potatoes had broken down.. I do things a little differently, no oleo of course, I use Vegan butter, but only 2-3 TBL, add a little vegetable stock, and use fresh parsley.  When I miss her I make this soup and it takes me back to her little kitchen in Northeaster Pennsylvania..and I’m 16 again...