Turkish people are so creative that they use the names of some vegetables to make someone angry. Potato is one of them. If the person we want to make angry is fat and short, we call him “fat potato” (şişko patates). However, potato is the main vegetable of most Turkish families. Let’s see how we use it to cook a delicious patato soup. You must try this recipe if you are craving for a heart warming potato soup!
- 3 middle size potato
- 1 cup milk
- 5 cups water
- 1 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and fresh dill
Peel the potatoes and chop them. Boil them in water until they get very soft.
Mash the potatoes by adding 3 glasses water (the water you boiled them) with blender.
Put butter in a pot. After it melts, add flour and saute until its color changes.
Add milk in the pot and stir. (the flaour shouldn’t get lumpy, so you should be very quick in this step)
Pour the mashed potatoes mixture in the pot and keep stirring. Add 2 glasses hot water, salt and black pepper. And boil over medium heat.
After it boils, add cream and boil it for another 3 minutes.
Season with fresh dill and black pepper.
Updated: It is January 10, 2012 today and everywhere is covered with snow! We made this potato soup today with an addition of stock, so we added 3 cups water and 2 cups meat stock. It was absolutely tasty and warming! Try it with stock to have a more flavorful and warming potato soup!