2 c chicken broth 2 c diced potatoes 1/2 c diced carrots 1/2 c diced celery 1/4 c chopped onion 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper
White sauce 1/4 c butter 1/4 c flour 2 c milk
Combine broth. potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper in large kettle. Boil until tender, not mushy. Meanwhile in a small saucepan, make white sauce by melting the butter. Add flour and stir until smooth. Slowly add milk, cook until thinkened. Add the while sauce to the vegtables that have not been drained. Heat through.
The only thing I changed was I used vegetable broth since we're vegetarians. My hubby was whining that this wasn't his mothers recipe. Once he tasted it he quit complaining and said this is a LOT better then his mothers. This soup was delicious and perfect for this cold winter day.
This is the best potato soup I have ever made!! Thank you so much. I added a couple of tablespoons of real bacon bits to the potatoes as they cooked for awesome bacon flavor! I will be making this again and again!!!
Just finished eating this for lunch. YUMMY! Changed it a bit by adding 60g cheddar cheese to the white sauce, used skim milk and blended the potato mix to give a smooth thick soup!!! Can't wait to make again
Reply from MERTPTA(10/28/10) I have been making this recipe for years. I am glad you enjoyed it. The original recipe does call for cheese but my son doesn't like it,(imagine that).
This soup seems very delicious, so I think I'm gonna try it out tonight. One thing though, what about the chicken broth? When you say add the vegetables to a kettle & boil, do you mean with water or with the broth? & How much is a serving?
Reply from MERTPTA(6/19/10) You will be boiling the veggies in the broth until they are just tender. Do not let them get mushy. Divide the whole pot of soup into 6 servings so approx a cup or so I would imagine. I have been making this soup for many years and it is a family favorite.
I used some mushrooms for 1/2 cup of the potatoes, added 1 cup of stock and 1 cup of water and 1 TBS of tomatoe paste, included the celery leaves in place of parsley, a bay leaf and before serving added a little bit of regular paprika. Yum Yum!