Hey there. I titled this "Recipe Favorite" and I guess I mean it's one of my fave recipes and of my family's. Anyway- the weather is getting cold and try as I deny it... a) by wearing sandals when going apple picking and when it's 50 degrees outside..... The upside means that it's soup weather-- or will be more and more. I'm a fan of soup and could eat soup for all three meals. Really. This potato soup ranks oh so high on my all-time favorite soups (along with mushroom soup and New England Clam Chowder). This potato soup - is not only a sentimental fave with me & family (from when I lived in Atlanta- way back when I was a small kid)-- but it's awesome. Trust me. I wouldn't steer ya wrong. I think I've posted this recipe 2 other times on the blog, possibly 3.. but it's that good... ya gotta try it.
Happy Friday to you:) -A.
From the archives-- Potato Soup
When I was growing up in Atlanta, Sidney's Just South restaurant was one of my family's favorite restaurants. Sadly, the restaurant closed many years ago. My parents continue to make many of Sidney's recipes. Recently, my Dad whipped of a batch of Sidney's famous potato soup. It had a been a while since I had it and I can't stop talking about it. The soup is even better the second day.
Sidney's Just South Restaurant, Atlanta, GA
*cook's note: do not substitute or leave out any ingredients or you will not have the same result of this wonderfully comforting soup.
4 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups onions chopped
3 cups potatoes cubed
1 grated carrot
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups water
3 teaspoons caraway seeds
2 tablespoons farina (cream of wheat)
3 cups whole milk
4 tablespoons parsley flakes
1/2 cup sour cream
1) Saute onions in butter in a large pan
2) Add carrots, potatoes, water, salt, pepper and caraway seeds and bring to a boil.
3) Stir in farina (cream of wheat). Cook over low heat for 25 minutes.
4) Add parsley and milk. Bring to a boil.
5) Cook gently until potatoes are soft.
6) Serve with a dab of sour cream.
Serve with some crusty bread (perfect for dipping) and a glass of white wine.