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Grandma’s Potato Soup

Submitted by: pdelainey on October 7, 2011
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Grandma's Potato Soup

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One of my earliest memories of cooking, is of making Potato Soup with my grandma. We would make soup at harvest time, using any potatoes that had been stabbed by the pitch fork, and also in the spring when any potatoes left were turning soft. This is …

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One of my earliest memories of cooking, is of making Potato Soup with my grandma. We would make soup at harvest time, using any potatoes that had been stabbed by the pitch fork, and also in the spring when any potatoes left were turning soft. This is a great way to use up potatoes that might have been thrown out otherwise.

My Grandma’s Potato Soup is a very hearty soup, it can actually be a meal on its own.

This recipe is one that my grandma wrote out for me, she never really used actual measuring cups or spoons, so this is a guesstimate.

How to make Grandma Smith’s Potato Soup: Printable

Large Pot of Potatoes
1 Tablespoon Salt (or less)
2-3 onions, chopped fine
2-3 cups celery, chopped fine
1 Litre potato water
1 Litre heated milk
1 1/2 teaspoon Celery salt
1/3 Cup butter
2 teaspoon dill
1 Cup grated cheese (or more)
pepper to taste

Boil potatoes and regular salt. Either add onions and celery straight to boiling water, or stir-fry first and then add.

Drain, saving the water, when potatoes are well done and mash thoroughly. The better you mash them the smoother the soup will be.

Add reserved potato water, heated milk, celery salt, butter, dill, grated cheese and pepper. Stir well.

Cook on low heat and stir for about 20 minutes.


The thing I love about making this soup, is that it is never exactly the same every time. If something else if ripe in the garden, it can probably be added to the soup.

Every time I make this soup, I am reminded of learning how to cook in grandma’s kitchen.

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  1. 10-7
    2:08
    am

    This sounds good, my kind of recipe. I think I’ll make some in Grandma Smith’s honor.

  2. 10-7
    7:21
    am

    Potato Soup! That was Saturday lunch…every single Saturday during cold weather…when I was growing up. I do believe that was the first “stove” recipe I learned to cook, too!

    Great post, Pat!

  3. 10-7
    7:51
    am

    Pat,

    What a great post. I was just looking for a good potato soup recipe for some “speared” potatoes from the garden. Now I have one.

    Seeing the recipe in your grandmother’s handwriting brought tears to my eyes. I’ve got one recipe that my Grammy wrote out for me. All of her other recipes were from her head. What a wonderful treasure and memory.

  4. 10-7
    7:59
    am

    This sounds so delicious, and I love potato soup! This will be on the up coming meal plan. Thanks!!

  5. 10-7
    8:44
    am

    I know this recipe is a winner because it is so similar to my mother’s potato soup recipe. When you are looking for comfort food this has to fit the bill – right up there at the top. Food for the soul! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 10-7
    9:19
    am

    I have potatoes and was thinking of canning some. I think I will try this recipe. Sounds really good. Very nice post, thanks Pat

  7. 10-7
    9:49
    am

    We made potato soup last weekend… It is so good with some cheesy garlic bread..
    I add 2 beef kielbasas cut into chunks and browned with the onions.
    So yummy

  8. 10-7
    10:55
    am

    The Cheese Whiz option cracks me up!

    What a treasure on an index card. My grandmother’s house burned to the ground, taking all those treasures with the fire. I would love to have just one such index card.

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. 10-7
    3:25
    pm

    Wow! This sounds delicious! It would be good with broccoli and ham chunks in it, too, and different types of cheese for variation!

  10. 10-7
    3:43
    pm

    Thank you everyone for the comments.
    Whenever I made this soup when I was still living with my parents, I would have to hide some from my brothers. Otherwise they would eat the whole pot before anybody else even had a bite!!

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