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Creamy Potato Soup


Recipe History: The original recipe came from Taste of Home magazine. This is probably a modified version of it as I have made it so many times without following a recipe.


Ingredients:




  • Potatoes

  • Carrots

  • Celery

  • Onions

  • Water



For Creamy Sauce:


  • Butter, 1/2 stick

  • 2 or 3 TBS, Flour

  • Salt & Pepper

  • 2 Cups Milk


Directions:

I can't give you measurements or amounts because I make a big pot. I just start chopping the potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions; throw it in the pot to see if it fits, adjust accordingly. Fill pot with water and cook until the vegetables are done.

When you drain the water out of the pot, you need to save the broth. I put a large bowl or another large pot in the sink, put the strainer in that and then drain the vegetables in the strainer.

Bring the pot back to the stove and melt your butter and onions until the onions are tender. Be careful that you don't burn the butter. For a stockpot, I use a whole stick of butter. For a dutch oven, I use a half a stick of butter. Combine the flour, salt and pepper. I usually, just throw flour in a small bowl and dump a generous portion of salt and pepper in. Sprinkle the flour mixture into the butter and onion mixture until it's slightly thickened.

Pour the 2 cups of milk into the flour mixture and cook until slightly, thickened. Put vegetables back in the pot and coat them with the flour and milk mixture. Then slowly add the broth until you cover the vegetables and a little bit more. I have never used all the broth yet.

Serve with bread and have salt and pepper on hand. Enjoy!! We sure do.


Addition Ideas: Put in diced ham or mixed frozen vegetables after you put the broth back in. If you need more broth then you will have it.

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