February 8, 2012

Wednesday's Chow Irish Potato Soup

This week's guest, J. D. Faver (My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys) is sharing an old family recipe.  As she says, "this is the recipe for potato soup that came over on the boat from Ireland. I seriously updated it when the kids were little. It's a sure cure for what ails you. We call it Irish penicillin." 
Family Recipe Irish Potato Soup
The Irish version of chicken soup came over on the boat with ancestors during the Potato Famine. I updated it as I rarely have time to milk the cow and skim the cream off the morning's milk. 
3 pounds peeled russet potatoes cut into chunks
1 medium onion, diced
3 stalks celery with leaves, chopped
3 cans chicken stock or water with chicken bouillon cubes
White pepper
1 tall can evaporated milk
1 stick butter or margarine
Place potatoes, celery and onion in a large stockpot. Add enough chicken stock or water (with bouillon cubes) to generously cover. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and mash the vegetables, slightly. I just use a potato masher or a fork against the side of the pan. You still want it to be chunky, but mashing part of it makes it rich and creamy. Add entire stick of butter and can of evaporated milk. Add white pepper and salt to taste.
J.D. Faver
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Roseanne Dowell said...

I love potato soup and definitely going to try this one. Can't get any easier than this. Thanks for sharing.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

I've been looking for a rich potato soup. This sounds wonderful. As soon as the weather cools, I am going to make it. Thank you!

Ally Broadfield said...

I have a recipe that's quite similar. The only difference is it calls for carrots and doesn't have the white pepper. I make it in the crock pot and just add the evaporated milk at the end. I think I might have to make this tomorrow.

marybelle said...

I've never had a potato soup. AS soon as the weather cools down here I will try this out.


Becky said...

I never tried potato soup, but this sounds delicious. I been wanting to make some soup so I'm going to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

S.D. Bancroft said...

I will be trying this recipe this week. And what a great piece of family history!
Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

This is a delicious soup! Almost identical to my grandmother's soup. If you haven't tried it, I recommend giving it a shot. Comfort food anytime, but especially on a cold night. J.D. has some awesome recipes!

Kimberly Ivey said...

I love potato soup and have been making it for years. The ultimate comfort food. Thanks for posting it!

As a twist to mine, I sometimes add a can of New England clam chowder soup (Campbells or any other) because my guys LOVE anything "seafood." It certainly gives it a different taste. And always...gotta have those minced green onions on top.