Food Geek Friday: Green Onion and Potato Soup

The other evening I was in the mood for potato soup. As I was flipping through my recipe binder for the recipe I was thinking of, I came across this one from Real Simple.  Let me tell you, it doesn't really come much easier than this one. Why get take out when real food is this easy? Green Onion and Potato Soup adapted from Real Simple

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • small bunch of green onions, green and white parts chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook for a couple of minutes, just until softened and bright. 

Add the potatoes, wine, cream, broth, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. (I think I had too many potatoes - if there is such a think - so it didn't look like enough liquid. I added an extra 1/2 cup cream, 1/2 cup broth and generous splash of wine in addition to what is listed above.) 

Reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle with extra pepper if desired.

Of course, it goes without saying that you should serve it with the wine you used in your soup.

This soup is better the next day, so if you're having friends over I would whip it up the day before. Also, I haven't tried it yet, but I think an additional garnish of crumbled bacon and shredded cheese would be delightful. If you make this soup, let me know what you think in the comments below!