Southern Potato Soup

There are certain foods that stand out so strongly as vivid memories for each of us, where the smell will instantly take us back in time.  It’s funny how food can do that.

We were a soup household, so most of my food memories are based on the smell of soup simmering in the kitchen.  And ice cream sandwiches, but that’s another story.

I have been so fortunate to have this CSA share with Grant Family Farms, because almost everything they send our way is fair game for soup making.  We’ve been getting a boatload of potatoes, and I’ve been waiting for the temperature to dip off to make Southern Potato Soup.

What makes it southern? Well, there’s sausage in it.  I can remember playing in my room and having the faint smell of sausage fill the air, and knowing it was going to be a potato soup kind of night.

It’s rich and hearty, the kind of soup that ‘sticks to your ribs’. And it’s perfect for a fall day like today.

Southern Potato Soup

By Whitney, October 15, 2012

Southern Potato Soup




In a large stock pot, cook the sausage all the way through.  Remove sausage to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the sausage grease, along with 2 tablespoons of butter if not enough fat in the pan.  Cook over medium heat until softened.   Add the chicken broth, milk, and diced potatoes and stir to combine.  Bring soup to a simmer. Place the cornstarch in a small bowl and combine with equal amount of water to create a slurry.  Add to the soup and cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Add the cheese and stir to melt.  Add salt and pepper to taste as well as they cayenne. Serve topped with green onions.



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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

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