German Potato Soup
2 lb potatoes
2 large carrots
1 large onion
4 ounces of smoked bacon
1/4 celery root
1/2 gal. of meat broth
a bunch of Parsley
2 bay leaves
salt, pepper, marjoram, thyme and nutmeg
1 cup sour cream
Wash, peel and slice the potatoes, carrots, leeks and onions.
Fry the bacon and the onions for 5 – 10 minutes before you add the meat
broth. Then add the potatoes, carrots leeks and bay leaves. Let cook until
the vegetables are soft (appr. 30 min). Try and find the bay leaves (not an
easy task sometimes) and take them out.
When finished cooking add the marjoram, thyme, salt and pepper. Add the
sour cream after straining.
A lot of people in Germany like to add smoked Sausages to their Potato Soup
but its not a necessity.
Did you know that in the Palatinate region of Germany, people like to eat
their potato soup with plum cake. Try it out if you like. You’ll find the plum
cake recipe here too.