Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Peasant Potato Soup

Potato Peasant Soup

This is a very rich potato soup, flavored with smoked meat and with a smooth texture given by the sour cream. OK, I have to admit that maybe it is not the best if you're on a diet, but it might be a great week-end guilty-pleasure.

You will need the following ingredients:
- 500 g of potatoes
- 350 g of smoked pork meat
- one big onion
- one carrot
- one pepper
- one tomato
- 400 ml of sour cream
- one tablespoon of flour
- parsley leaves
- salt and pepper

Start by frying the smoked meat in a non stick pan. Let's not add any more grease, the pork meat has its own :). When crispy, add the sliced onion and let it for 5 minutes, while stirring.

Then add all the other vegetables.

After a few minutes, transfer everything in a pot and add 2 liters of  boiling water and salt and pepper. Let it boil for some 20 minutes.

Now, prepare the dressing by adding one tablespoon of flour to the sour cream and pour it over the soup. Add some chopped parsley leaves and you're done.

The soup is simple to make, I'd recommend it even to a beginner, and the taste is so authentic and... rustic. Once tried, it will surely be added to your list of comfort soups, on mine it is on top!