|the beautiful Fall scene place-mat came from |
my sister-in-law's grandmother
(thank you Barbara!!)
Here is my version of kartoffelsuppe mit speck! You can add more or less of the ingredients. If you are not a huge fan of parsley then you can chop up a few sprigs. I happen to like it so I added a huge amount to this soup. You can use ham, pancetta, or another type of bacon. I had some left over maple sugar cured bacon that I saved in the freezer so I used that. I prefer the bacon with mostly meat instead of fat. If you would like this to be vegetarian, omit the bacon and substitute chicken stock for vegetable stock or water. Add extra salt if you use water.
7 maple sugar cured bacon strips, sliced (about 1 1/2 C)
1/2 large white onion, diced small (about 3/4 C)
2 scallions, chopped (about 1/3 C)
2 celery ribs, diced small (about 1 C)
4 carrots, peeled and diced small (about 1 1/2 C)
3 medium size potatoes, peeled and diced small (about 3 1/2 C)
3/4 C chopped or sliced parsley leaves and stems (save a little for garnish)
32 oz (4 C) chicken stock
32 oz (4 C) water
1/4 tsp salt
1) Heat a pot over medium high heat. Add bacon, onion, and scallions once the pot is heated. Cook about 3-4 minutes.
2) Add celery, carrots, potato, and parsley. Cook for about 5 minutes.
3) Add stock and water. Once the liquid comes to a boil, turn heat to low and cover.
4) Add salt according to your taste. Cook for about 20-25 minutes. Turn off heat but keep cover on so it continues to cook. When ready to eat just add extra parsley leaves to brighten your soup.
*Please click on Bavaria German Restaurant in New Hampshire. If you are interested in a meal with them. I would recommend calling to make a reservation.
|entrance to Bavaria restaurant|
|this restaurant is the most authentic with excellent food--|
as far as I am aware of in the Northeast
|hall inside the restaurant|
decorated with antique German cooking ware
--I particularly like their spaetzle makers
(they look a bit like cheese graters)
|German beer mugs on wall|
|plate on wall of Munich|
(photo courtesy by my husband, Paul)
|this place serves German draft beer with your meal|
|I never thought I would eat meat and|
potatoes and enjoy them so much...
but I did!! As for my husband, well he
has some Bavarian blood and he can't
get enough of all the various wursts!