Cream of Potato Soup warms your heart perfectly. Simple yet flavourful and comforting. Your family will ask for this whenever they feel cold.
Turkish people are so creative in finding names for things. Sometimes they use the names of some vegetables to make someone angry. The word ‘potato’ is one of them. It is used to describe overweight people. I know it’s rude, but mostly children use this word when they are addressing a person they don’t like. I think this is similar to ‘coach potato’.
Anyway, although the word ‘potato’ has a negative connotation when used for people, it is one of the vegetables that is used the most in Turkish cuisine. You can see it in several Turkish recipes either as the main ingredient or as an additional ingredient. Let’s see how we use it to cook a delicious and easy cream of potato soup. You must try this recipe if you are craving for a heart warming potato soup these days!
We love it with a little chopped fresh dill or another herb and ground black pepper. Make sure you squeeze lemon in your bowl if you love your soup tangy.
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 chicken stock. It was absolutely tasty and warming! Try it with stock to have a more flavourful and warming potato soup!
Cream of Potato Soup Recipe
A very heart-warming and flavourful potato soup.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Soup
- Cuisine: Turkish
- 3 middle size potato
- 1 cup milk
- 5 cups water or chicken stock
- 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 in which you boil them).
- Put the butter in a pot. After it melts, add flour and cook until its colour changes, stirring continually.
- Add milk in the pot and stir. (the flour 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 or chicken stock, salt and black pepper. Boil over medium heat.
- After it boils, add cream and boil it for another 3 minutes.
- Season with fresh dill and black pepper.
- Serving Size: 6