Traditional Irish Potato Soup Recipe
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Irish Potato Soup, either with beef or lamb, is a traditional meal of Ireland and
perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
And it is so easy to make and is a meal in itself! It only takes
about 20 minutes to prepare then about 2 hours in a large pot on the stove.
It is also perfect to cook in a slo-cooker or crockpot.
Traditional Irish Potato Soup
- 2 tablespoons of butter (yes, of course, Irish butter, if
you can find it)
- 2 medium sized onions
- 4 large potatoes, washed & peeled
- 1 cup of low-sodium chicken broth (or for vegetarians,
- 2 cups of milk (I use nonfat, but you can use whole milk,
buttermilk, or whichever you prefer. The nonfat makes it
taste less heavy. The Irish use cream)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Sprigs of parsley for garnish,
- Toppings: crumbled bacon, grated cheddar cheese
- Crock pot or large pot
- Cutting board, knives, etc.
- Wash, peel and thinly slice (1/4 inch, or 1/2 cm) the onions
- Put the onions and potatoes in a cooking pot with the
- Add the chicken broth, dried parsley and garlic.
- Cover the pot and simmer on low heat until the veggies are
soft, but do not let them brown.
- Add the milk and mix until soup becomes thick
- You can use a whisk or wand blender to make the soup smooth,
or leave it chunky, as you prefer.
- Serve with the garnish and toppings
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