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Soup – Potato

#Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio

Potato Soup
by James Belardo 

Perfect for a brisk fall day, this simple, thick and creamy (without-the-cream) hearty soup might just hit the spot. This soup can also be used as an ingredient in other dishes like Cugina Ann-Marie’s Chicken Slop (recipe released soon).

6-8 large Yukon Gold Potatoes (work best) unpeeled and cubed!
4 cups Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
2-3 strips bacon (or pancetta)
2-3 cups potato water
1/4 – 1/2 Vidalia onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp rosemary
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
olive oil
Salt and Pepper – to taste
chopped flat-leafed parsley

dollop of sour cream

1. Pre-boil the potatoes, remove them from the water, do not throw away the potato water!

2. Using a medium sized dutch oven, fry the cut up bacon in 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
#Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio - fry the bacon in olive oil

3. When the bacon is browned, sauté the onions.
#Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio - sauté the onions & peppers

4. When the onions begin to turn a translucent add the diced garlic and the optional Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes).
#Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio - sauté the garlic

5. Lower the temperature, add 2 tbsp butter and let melt before adding a cup of chicken stock.
#Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio - add butter #Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio - add 1 c chicken stock

6. As the soup come back to simmer add another cup of chicken stock.

7. Let cook for 5-10 minutes before adding the pre-cooked potatoes, mash them in the pot and let come to a simmer, mixing well.
#Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio - add potatoes

8. Add another cup of chicken stock
#Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio - mash potatoes and add 1 c chicken stock

9. Add 1 cup of the saved potato water.
#Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio - add 1 c potato water

10. Let come to a simmer and add the spices; 1/2 tsp celery seed, 1/2 tsp rosemary, salt and white pepper (to taste)
#Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio - celery seed, Rosemary, s&p

11. continue cooking on low temperature adjusting the seasonings (add an additional cup of potato water if needed)

12. add the chopped parsley 5-10 minutes before you are ready to serve.
#Homemade #PotatoSoup #CucinaDelloZio - add fresh parsley 

Use an immersion blender to help make the soup more consistent and creamier.


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Written by Zio James

November 16, 2015 at 3:25 PM

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