Jul 192010

The German Potato soup is a very popular soup in Germany, and as you probably know Germany is the country of potatoes. There are many recipes that use potatoes. The German potato soup is a classic soup that is easy to make and tastes very good together with Wiener sausages. It is an "Eintopf dish", a dish that you make in one pan. You can slice the sausages or just add it as whole to the soup 10 minutes before your serve it. Happy Cooking!

german potato soup

Ingredients (serves 4) German Potato Soup
1 kg potatoes
2-3 carrots
1 leek
1-2 celery stalks or 1/2 celery root
1 bay leave
1.5 l water
1-2 cubes instant vegetable broth (organic)
salt, pepper, fresh grated nutmeg
2-4 tbsp parsley, chopped
4 Wiener sausages

Cooking Instructions German Potato Soup

- Peel potatoes, wash them and cut into small cubes, add them in a big pot.
- Peel carrots, cut them in small cubes; chop onion; cut leek in very small slices; cut celery  root in small cubes, stalk in slices.
- Add the vegetable to the potatoes and fill up with broth or water until vegetable is covered.
- Bring to  a boil and let it simmer for app. 25 minutes.
- Take one third of the soup into a bowl and puree it with a  mixer; this will help to thicken the soup.
- Spice with salt and pepper and nutmeg.
- The soup should not be too thin; if the soup is too thin add some cream or mix 1 tsp flour in hot water.
- Bring the soup again to a boil, then reduce heat.
- Add the Wiener sausages to the soup and let them in the soup for 5 minutes.
- Serve the soup with the sausages and sprinkle parsley on top before serving.

Enjoy it with fresh, dark Farmer's bread.

-  If you like the Bavarian Weisswurst (or Bratwurst): Peel the skin off the sausages and cut them in slices;  roll the slices in flour and fry them in hot butter or oil; serve with the soup.
- Add zucchini to the vegetable
- Fry chopped onions in 1 tbsp olive oil until transparent, add vegetable and potatoes and fill up with water - you won't need to use broth

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