Mom's Potato Soup

This recipe comes to me from my mom, and to her from her mom...It is one of my favorite soups and I will eat and eat the leftovers until It's gone, hungry or not! The recipe for the bread has also been passed down...you can find that recipe here. This is serious comfort food for me!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ribs celery with some leaves, chopped small
  • 2 large carrots, chopped small
  • 1 large onion, chopped small
  • 4 - 5 pounds potatoes, chopped into 1 inch. squares
  • 6 - 8 Tbs. butter
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cup meat, cooked or raw, if desired *
  • salt & pepper to taste
Method:

Sautee celery, carrots, and onion in a little butter or oil with some salt and pepper till tender crisp. Add potatoes and just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, cook until potatoes are tender crisp, adding salt & pepper to taste. At this point, add 6 - 8 Tbs. butter and bring to a boil. Add the evaporated milk, cook until potatoes are soft and gently mash, just to thicken, but soup is still lumpy. Adjust salt & pepper.

* If you are using meat, add the cooked meat along with the 6 - 8 Tbs. butter, if using raw, add to pan when you add the potatoes...keeping meat chopped small.

~ My mother said to me, “If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.” Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso - Pablo Picasso ~

21 comments:

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

That bread looks SO good. Can't wait till you post the recipe for that. I love your site, especially all the indian food that you cook. Does it take a long time to prep all the stuff together?

meeso said...

~ Valerie, Thanks for stopping by...Your comments are so sweet :) Sometimes it takes me a long time because I am slow when I cook. I enjoy all the prep work as much as anything else, so I probably take longer than others. Most of it could be done much faster :D

Arabic Bites said...

I love potatoes, so this soup would please me any time! It really looks yummy.
I'll wait for your bread recipe.

zainab

Namratha said...

Hmm, now that's one soup I wouldn't mind right now, its snowing outside!!! Looks gr8 Meeso :)

meeso said...

~ Zainab, Thank you...I will post the recipe soon :)

~ Namratha, Thank you...It is so perfect for the cold weather!

SteamyKitchen said...

i love secret family recipes!!!

Happy cook said...

Yeah true that bread indeed look so good.
If i had that soup it will be my comfort food too

Mona said...

Its too cold here at my place. Snow everywhere!! And soups r perfect for this season! I'm craving for it..

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Cooking and the City said...

looks delicious, I love soup! :-)

Kribha said...

yum...soup looks good. Potato is off-limits for me now. So, I'll have to wait for a few more months to try this. More than the soup your bread looks really really awesome. Can't wait for that recipe.

meeso said...

~ Jaden, I do too...but I think my family might kick my tail if they knew I was posting them online :D

~ Happy cook, the bread is so good...and perfect with the soup :)

~ Mona, we have a lot of snow here too and although I hate it, it does make the soup so much better!

~ Cooking and the city, thanks for stopping by :)

~ Kribha, thank you...I will be posting that recipe very soon :)

SpicyTasty said...

Potato soup looks delicious. That's so nice of you to share your family recipe. I've always loved soup with bread, a perfect combo. The bread looks so tempting. I can't wait for the bread recipe.

Sheela said...

Oh, my, meeso! This is one soup I am sure I would love - it has all the right ingredients I like and is so hearty and wholesome - just reading the recipe is making me hungry :)

Your pumpkin spice cake looks quite yummy!

Thanks for always stopping by and encouraging me with your comments.

vimmi said...

Lovely soup. The rcipes handed down from generations have a different feel to them. Waiting for the bread recipe. Looks delicious

meeso said...

~ Vimmi, Family recipes are definitely special :) I have posted the bread recipe, I will add a link on this post...Thanks!

Vcuisine said...

Nice one Meeso, adding milk gives a unique taste. Viji

meeso said...

~ Viji, It just wouldn't be the same without the milk!

Lavi said...

soup and the bread make me drool..Quotes at the bottom of the post is a good idea.

meeso said...

~ Lavi, I'm glad you enjoy this post and the quotes :)

ANJALI J. said...

i never tried this.. will follow ur recipe and try it this week. it looks delicious

meeso said...

~ Anjali, This is one of my favorite soups that I can't get enough of...if you try it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)