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Traditional Irish Potato Soup

Are you looking for a wonderful way to end the winter AND celebrate the beginning of Spring with Saint Patrick's Day?  Try this Traditional Irish Potato Soup!

My family purchased one of those DNA tests for me at Christmas last year, and it came back that I was 66% Irish.  What a shock for me!  I believe both sides of my family are Irish but we weren't aware of that until now.

My mom has always made a version of this soup with dumplings, and that is my favorite way to serve it. However, I am watching my gluten intake, and those dumplings had to go.  I still love this soup, and even though I don't eat the toast and biscuits, to me it is still the most comforting way to eat it.

traditional irish potato soup

Traditional Irish Potato Soup

4 T butter
1 onion, chopped
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
4 c milk
salt and pepper

Melt the butter in a large soup pot.  Add the onions, and cook until softened.  Add 4 c water, boil onion and potato until vegetables are fork tender.  Drain the water, then add milk.  Bring to a slow boil.  Salt and pepper generously.

Serve hot with buttered biscuits or toast.

For those who must,  you can puree this soup and then add toppings of sour cream, cheddar cheese, and chopped bacon.

traditional irish potato soup

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