Dipping a Toe into the Delectable Pool of Potato Soup


Well, well, well, if it isn’t my favorite time of the day – the evening before the storm of meal prep and cooking! And tonight’s hero? That humble, earthy gem – the potato. Now, what are we whipping up, you might ask? A heart-warming, soul-nourishing pot of potato soup!

Let’s jump right in, shall we?

First and foremost, pull out those glorious spuds. Now, don’t turn up your nose – sure, they’re not glamorous, but boy, do they pack a punch when it comes to delivering comfort in a dish!

Next, a quick rinse and it’s off with their jackets. No need to go all gung-ho with the peeling, mind you – just get rid of any gnarly bits. It’s the little imperfections, after all, that set the stage for an authentic, homey meal. It’s funny how life works its magic that way, isn’t it?

Then, a cursory chop and these beauties are ready to dive into a pot of boiling, salted water. While they simmer away, time for the secret weapon – the trifecta of flavor: garlic, onions, and a smidgen of thyme. As these ingredients salsa together on the stovetop, the smells wafting through the kitchen are enough to make your knees buckle.

Once the tatties are tender as a lullaby, they join the garlicky, oniony do-si-do, along with a splash of cream and a generous grind of pepper. Voila! A mash-up made in culinary heaven.

And there you have it, friends – a bowl of potato soup so divine, it makes your heart sing. A flavorful testament to the transformative magic of little old potatoes. That’s all there is to it – simple, healthy, and brimming with love. So, pull up a chair and dig in – dinner is served!

  • Gather your ingredients: 4 large potatoes, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon of thyme, 1 cup of cream, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Rinse the potatoes under cold water to remove any dirt or debris.
  • Next, peel the potatoes, making sure to remove any blemishes or dark spots.
  • Dice the potatoes into small, bite-sized chunks.
  • Place your chunks of potato into a large pot filled with salted water.
  • Bring water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, letting the potatoes cook until they become tender.
  • While the potatoes are simmering, dice your onion and mince your garlic.
  • Heat a pan and add your diced onions, minced garlic, and thyme.
  • Sauté the mixture until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Once your potatoes are ready, drain them and add them to the onion and garlic mixture.
  • Pour in your cup of cream and season with salt and pepper.
  • Let the mixture simmer for a few more minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • You can decide to serve it chunky or use a hand blender to make it smooth, depending on your preference.
  • Before serving, do a final taste test to see if any extra seasoning is needed.
  • Serve the soup hot, with a sprig of fresh thyme and a sprinkle of black pepper. Enjoy!

That was fresh!