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My Mom's Potato Soup
From: Sarah Chana

My mom, the Galicianer, makes a mean potato soup that every eastern European native (or wannabe) will love. Easy, hearty, nourishes the soul.


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • salt
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 small parsnip, peeled and chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 lb mushroom, chopped (optional)
  • fresh parsley, to taste
  • fresh dill, to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (to taste)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon flour

Put potatoes in a soup pot and add water to cover, plus another few inches. Salt and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, add the carrots, optional parsnips and s, parsley, dill, garlic.

Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 1 hour.

While soup is boiling, saute the onion in oil in a skillet. When the onions are golden, add flour to make a roux. Thin with a little bit of water.

Bring to a boil to thicken and then add to the soup.

Simmer a few more minutes and season to taste.