When people think of the humble potato they often think of the very common COUCH POTATO... Or the creamy yummy mashed potato, the hearty baked potato or everyone's FAVOURITE the FRENCH of the FRIES, not to mention its more EDGY cousin the POTATO CHIP. Potatoes are such a versatile ingredient and a staple in numerous cultures. What if you are in on a cold rainy day and you are feeling a little unwell? This simple to make, minimal effort potato soup is sure to get you back on your feet right away. It is hearty, it is warm, it is delicious, perfect for curing a broken heart without all the unhealthy fats. A quick and simple, easy clean up potato soup that is sure to warm any one up and give them the energy to go on. Perfect with a hearty slice of bread or just by itself. Pssst you can grate a little cheese on top to really make it EXTRA SINFUL.
500g of Potatoes
2 Cups of Milk
2ts of Garlic Powder
1/2tb of Smoked Paprika
1tb of Black Pepper
Start by peeling your potatoes and giving it a good wash. Then cut them up into small manageable pieces.
In a pot of boiling salted water drop in your potatoes and let it boil for 15 minutes or till soft and tender.
Drain your potatoes and add them bit by bit into a blender, along with 2 cups of milk and blend till all your potatoes are smooth or chunky (up to you).
Once you have achieved your desired consistency transfer your blended potatoes into a pot on medium low heat and add in 2ts of garlic powder, 1/2tb of smoked paprika, 1tb of black pepper and salt to taste.
Add in some stock of choice or even more milk till your desired consistency is met. I ended up adding in another cup of milk and 1 cup of chicken stock to thin it down.
Bring to a bear simmer and serve up with some nice crunchy and crusty bread. ENJOYED HOT.
Top it off with some fresh parsley and some more black pepper for them extra style points.