Po-Tay-To Onion Soup

Preparation time: 20 Min Cooking time: 90 minutes Easy - for beginners Serves: 4-6


Creamy and rich soup to warm up with Even Gollum couldn't say no to this.


  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 medium yellow onions, peeled and sliced
  • 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 3 cups milk
  • 5-½ cups canned chicken broth
  • ¼ cups fresh chives, chopped
  • ½ tsp celery seeds
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup light cream
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper (freshly ground, if possible), to taste
  • 6 slices bacon, crispy fried and diced
  • ½ cup fresh chives, chopped


In a large stockpot, melt butter and sauté onion until translucent (do not brown). Add potatoes, milk, chicken broth, chives, celery seed and thyme. Cover and simmer gently for 60 minutes stirring occasionally.

Mix cornstarch and water, stirring well. Add to soup, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cook for 5 - 10 minutes.

Using a potato masher, mash potatoes into small pieces. (Or use food processor or immersion blender to puree soup). Add cream, bacon, salt and pepper. Heat about 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh chives.

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