Saturday, March 14, 2015

Irish Potato Soup







This soup is from MyRecipes, It was noted that this recipe is from McGuires Irish Pub, Pensacola, FL.,
MARCH 1999



Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 medium onion - finely chopped
3 leeks- sliced
3 large baking potatoes- peeled and cut into 1/4 inch chunks
3 ( 14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth( used 5 1/4 cups homemade broth)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Toppings- cheese, bacon, chopped fresh chives

Directions:

In a large saucepan melt butter.

Add onion  ( I used the food processor to chop it) and leeks to the saucepan.

Cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add in the potatoes to the onion/leek mixture and cook an additional 15 minutes.

Stir in the broth and the salt and pepper and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Use a blender or hand held Immersion Blender and mix until smooth. Garnish with any topping you enjoy.

 Irish Soda Bread would be great with this soup!

Featured on Olives--n---Okra Funtastic Friday






31 comments:

  1. I would love a bowl of that for lunch.....Bob likes to see "stuff" in his soups..geez. Maybe he'd be OK if there was enough "topping"....it sure looks good.

    I love love LOVE that photo....that bowl and plate are SO pretty.

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    1. Thanks Carol. It was the only sort of green bowl I could use. Went over to the flea market and couldn't find the prefect emerald green dish and bowl so i just made due.

      You know that Gabe loves his potatoes!

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  2. This looks so good. I had to laugh at Carol's "Bob likes to see "stuff" in his soups". I am the complete opposite, I like plain soups....I enjoy putting my own "stuff" in, so this looks like a winner for me. Yum, you made me hungry. Going to put potatoes on my shopping list. I envy all you cooks, you seem to have ingredients on hand.....me, I have just what I need. Guess cause it is just me. Thanks for sharing this Linda, going to have to share this one.

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    1. Myra- Gabe loves his potatoes as you know and I had a 5 pound bag I need to use. Potatoes don't keep down here, it's to warm.

      Thanks for the share!

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  3. Yum, yum, and yum! I have so got to try this! mmmmm Thanks for sharing and stopping by! Have a great weekend.

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  4. Now following you hope you can do the same. HUGS!

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  5. I love soup. Only problem is that it's 92° outside right now. Going to copy this one off. I have 3 whole days to myself this week & plan on making stuff I like so I don't have to hear "what's that?" I'm going to enjoy this soup.

    Thanks Linda!

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    1. I hear you about the heat. It's gotten warm here also but I saw the recipe and had everything to make it plus it is a St. Patty's Day dish.

      Enjoy your free time!

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  6. Mmmm... my family and I love potato soup especially with bacon :) Yours looks very tasty! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe - I found you via The Art of Homemaking Mondays. Hugs to you!

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    1. I love The Art of Homemaking Monday! JES is so nice.

      Hope you enjoy the soup.

      Hugs back to you also :-)

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  7. That looks so good! I love a cozy potato soup.

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  8. So this looks amazing! I love soup...and this just makes me drool!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. I'll be back next week! Thanks so much for hosting.

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  9. This looks so good. I have never had leeks but I would love to try it.

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    1. Think you would like it Dottie

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  10. Perfect! We have all these ingredients most of the time. Thanks for sharing this recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Linda :) Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Me too JES! See you at the party

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  11. This sounds so delish! It's featured this week on Funtastic Friday. Hope you can make it this week.

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    1. I was at the party already and saw it! Thank you SO very much!!

      See you next week

      Linda

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  12. Our family LOVES potatoes, but I've never made a potato soup like this before. Does it have a gritty feel due to the potatoes?

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    1. no, it was smooth and delicious. You can always add a little more broth if you think it's gritty.

      Hope you like it.

      Linda

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  13. I love smooth, pureed soups. Looks good, Linda!

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    1. I am going to miss the party but will continue to visit you wonderful blog.

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  14. I love soup, this one looks super yummy! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  15. This looks incredible! I'm drooling right now. Pinned and tweeted. We are so thrilled to have you at our party. Please stop by tonight at 7, so we can see your amazing projects. Lou Lou Girls

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