Irish Potato Soup

This a traditional (and very simple) Irish potato soup. Some recipes call for leeks, but I am not a fan. This soup only calls for a handful of basic ingredients, so it’s a perfect go-to when you haven’t yet done the grocery shopping! I served it as a started to my St. Patrick’s Day dinner along side my Braised Corned Beef Brisket. And don’t forget the Guinness Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze for dessert! 🥔🍀

Irish Potato Soup

Serves: 4

  • 1 large onion
  • 3-4 medium potatoes
  • 2 oz. butter
  • 4 c. chicken stock
  • 1/2 c. cream, plus little additional for garnish
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Parsley, for garnish
  1. Peel and dice onion and potatoes.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onion and cook for one minute, stirring so that it’s completely coated in butter.
  3. Add the potatoes and toss well to coat with butter and onion.
  4. Cover the saucepan and cook the vegetables for 10 minutes over medium heat, shaking the pot every few minutes so they don’t stick.
  5. Pour in the stock and simmer for 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  6. Turn off the heat and allow to cool. Purée the soup until smooth using a hand-held blender or in a regular blender in batches.
  7. Add the cream and mix well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. To serve, reheat soup and garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley and a swirl of cream.

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