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.
- potatos - 8 medium, diced
- andouille sausage - 3, out of casings
- onions - 2, diced
- garlic - 4 cloves, diced
- butter - 2 tablespoons
- chicken stock - 4 cups
- whole milk - 4 cups
- white cheddar cheese - 2 cups, grated
- cayenne - 1 teaspoon
- salt and pepper - 2 teaspoons each
- green onion - for garnish
- corn starch - 2 tablespoons