In my home country Latvia potatoes are considered as ‘substitute’ of bread. Basically, if you don’t have bread at home, you will have potatoes for sure! And most of the people, including myself, are huge fans of potatoes. We are cooking and eating them in several different ways – boiled, baked, fried, mashed, added to salads, soups etc. However, it is just recently when I discovered potato soup and, luckily for me, recipe is very easy.
Ingredients (for approx. 3 portions):
- 5-7 potatoes
- 1 onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- pinch of salt
- pinch of other spices – black pepper, paprika etc. (optional)
- half a cup of cut carrots (optional)
- half a cup of green peas (optional)
Boil potatoes together with onion, garlic and spices until they become soft. Water should be used enough to cover all the potatoes. (Note that water should be kept – afterwards you will have to blend it all together.) Meanwhile, boil carrots and peas with spices in separate pot and, lastly, when potatoes are blended, add boiled carrots and peas and mix it all together! That easy! Of course, carrots and peas are optional or can be substituted with something else – broccoli, cauliflower etc., it’s just me who likes to chew on something!
Add dill or other spices and decorations up to your preferences!