Homemade Potato Soup

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Homemade Potato Soup

Homemade Potato Soup


Homemade Potato Soup is a dish I can remember eating for as long as I can remember! Potato soup is a dish easily enough made and it cost very little.

I still remember times when my mother would be pressed for time or meat for a round meal and she would grab a bunch of potatoes and her big stock pot and make homemade potato soup. This was always very good!

You see, we always had potatoes readily available as we grew them every year in the garden plot that my father had plowed and disk every summer. That large garden would yield us tons of food for the winter.

One of the largest plots in the garden was for potatoes because as everyone who cooks knows they can be made in a huge variety of ways! Baked, stewed, fried, cooked, on and on the list will go!

I have come to think that potatoes are one of the most diversified items you can grow in your garden!

Ok, lets get on to the cooking. As many of you know this dish is many times called Homemade Tater Soup! This is just a country thing and some of you may not understand the language or think it improper but the soup will speak for itself!

Ingredients for: Homemade Potato Soup

  • 5- 6 Medium sized Potatoes (Taters) Chopped into very small cubes.
  • 1 Small Onion (Diced)
  •  ½ Stick of butter ( 4 Tbsp or ¼ Cup)
  •  16oz of mild Cheddar Cheese cut into small cubes.
  •  8oz of Shredded Velveeta (Or the cheese of your choice.
  •  Salt & Pepper to taste

Note: You can add more cheese, chopped green onions or crumbled, fried bacon to top this with when finished or all of them. Delicious!

Directions for: Homemade Potato Soup

  1. In your large stockpot add the potatoes, and onion and enough water to cover the potatoes well and will not boil over.
  2. Season with salt and pepper according to tast.
  3. Add butter
  4. Bring to a slow boil on medium heat.
  5. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer until potatoes are soft and the water has thickened.
  6. If your potatoes are soft but the water has not thickened enough, add a heaping Tbsp of flour to a cup of water and whisk until well blended. And no lumps are left.
  7. Add flour mixture to soup. (Note: This is only of you need to thicken the soup!)
  8. As the soup thickens add your cheese and fold into soup.
  9. Allow cheese to melt into the soup and stir occasionally until combined well.
  10. Remove from heat and allow to cool a little then garnish with your onions, cheese or bacon bits and serve with corn bread! Well, serve with your choice of breads

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