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Creamy Home Made Potato Soup Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This home made potato soup is made with simple everyday ingredients. It smells delicious and is great on those days when you want something simple and comforting.

Ingredients

Soup
4 large potatoes, peeled and rinsed
1 large, diced onion
1 Tablespoon butter
4 celery sticks, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped fine
1 teaspoon dill, chopped fine
1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped fine

2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

Optional *Dumplings - not shown in the picture
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon
1/4 cup milk

Directions

Cut potatoes into small bite sized pieces.

Heat a large soup pot to medium heat, melt butter and fry the onions, celery and carrots for 3-5 minutes.

Add in potatoes and chicken stock with enough water (if needed) to cover potatoes by one inch. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer.

Stir in the freshly chopped dill, thyme and parsley.

Cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

To cream the soup, in a small bowl, use a fork to mix 2 tablespoons of flour and salt with cold milk until no lumps are left. Stir milk mixture into the soup and bring to a boil to thicken soup. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To make the dumplings, in a bowl combine the flour, egg, salt and 1/4 cup milk. Drop the dough mixture, a teaspoonful at a time into simmering soup. Do not stir until dumplings begin to float.

Optional: Serve with bacon bits and chopped green onions.

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