When I cook potato soup, there’s no other way to prepare it than this. For potato soup, I start arguing, if necessary. The regular question of my mother “what do you want to eat?” when I come for a visit is often answered by “potato soup”.
My mom prepares this soup with bacon instead of oil – I always make the vegetarian version.
You need for 1 hungry person (these quantities are rather a full meal than just a little soup):
1 small onion
2 big potatoes
2 tblsp vinegar
2 cups (about 500 ml) water
1 tblsp oil
Heat the oil in the soup pot, add the chopped onion and sauté for some minutes. Peel the potatoes and cut them in small cubes. Add them sauté with the onion for some more minutes.
Sprinkle with salt (about 1/2 tsp), lots of paprika, even more marjoram and some pepper.
Add the vinegar, then the water. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Boil the soup at low temperature until the potatoes are done.
Serve with sour cream.
For me, there is also only one way to eat this soup: garnish with 1-2 tblsp sour cream and mash the potatoes with a fork. (Then it’s not really a soup anymore, but I don’t care. I love it this way)
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