Thursday, November 26, 2015

Soup of the Day... Potato and Pickle Soup

Today's recipe... Remember... Disclaimer: Some folks don't always follow updated USDA canning methods, they may live in another country where the standards are not the same, they may use heirloom methods passed down through the generations, they may choose other canning methods not recommended. Use this recipe at your own discretion, or adapt it to your own method. I am sharing these recipes EXACTLY as they were sent to me and take NO responsibility for them.

Potato and Pickle Soup

Found on freshpreserving

Chef Lucas Miller of Ball State University says, "Don't knock it until you try it." Taste the delicious difference kosher dill pickles make to this hearty soup.


* 1 leek, white part only

* ½ white onion

* 1 quart chicken or vegetable stock

* 3 Tbsp butter

* 1 Tbsp olive oil

* 3 potatoes

* 1 bay leaf

* 1 cup dill pickle chips

* 1 tsp salt

* 1 tsp ground black pepper

* 1 cup heavy cream

* ½ cup fresh dill


1. Dice the white part of the leeks, onions, peel and dice the potatoes, and chop up the pickles

2. Heat a saucepan to medium-high. Add 2 Tbsp of butter and the olive oil. Once hot, add the leeks and onions. Sauté for 5 minutes until soft and fragrant

3. Add the diced potatoes, stock, and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender

4. Add the chopped pickles chips, salt, and black pepper. Remove from the stove

5. Add the heavy cream. Using either a blender or a stick blender puree the soup until it is smooth

6. Add the fresh dill. Check seasoning to make sure there is enough salt, pepper and dill

7. Enjoy hot

Tomorrow's Soup of the Day... Potato Leek Soup

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