German Potato Cucumber Soup

Do you know that you can use cucumbers in a soup? Yes, you can. Potatoes and cucumbers are in fact a classy combination plus dill, an herb which perfectly fits cucumbers. This soup is so yummy and healthy, you can buy the ingredients anywhere, which makes is really easy. I just made the soup today for dinner. Took me 20 minutes, and it was delicious. Enjoy your home made German potato soup! Happy Cooking.

Potato Cucumber Soup

Ingredients Potato Cucumber Soup

1 medium sized or 2 small cucumbers
6 medium sized potatoes – 1 1/2 pounds, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and boiled
3 cups cold water
1,5 tsp salt
ground black pepper, hint nutmeg
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 medium size onion (cut in small pieces)
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill (or dried)

Cooking Instructions
– With a small, sharp knife peel the cucumber and slice it lengthwise into halves. Scoop out the seeds by running the tip of a teaspoon down the center of each half. Cut it into 1/4 inch dices and set aside
– In  a big pot bring the potatoes and the water to a boil (high heat). Reduce heat to moderate, add salt and pepper, cook uncovered until potatoes are soft and can easily mashed against the sides of the pot.
– With a potato masher mash the potatoes in the cooking water, don’t throw it away. You can also put them into a sieve which is set over a bowl,  and with a large spoon  force the potatoes through the sieve; or use a mixer or a food mill but not a blender.
– Add some butter in another pot (or use same one and keep mashed potatoes in a bowl) until foamy, then add onions and fry them until transparent (not brown)
– Add potato puree to the onions, mix in the cream, and cucumbers
– Let the soup simmer for about 5 minutes in low heat (high heat will cause the milk to burn on the bottom of the pot)
– The soup is done when the cucumbers are tender but not too soft, they should be still a bit firm.
– Add the dill and serve it hot.


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