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Easy Potato Soup

1 lb potatoes
1 bunch celery
one medium/large onion (or green onions)
Spices: salt, dill, white pepper, caraway seeds

Obviously cut up the potatoes, onions and celery – but don’t dice them. This is a good, hearty, cold-weather soup. Having real chunks of potato (especially) adds to its character.

Saute the onions in olive oil (1+ tbsp) and then add the potatoes and celery. After everyone is nicely sauted, add enough milk to about (but not completely) cover the other ingredients. Let this cook, boiling slowly over low heat, for a good 10 – 15 minutes, and then start adding spices to taste. I would say start out with 1/4 tsp of each, except for the caraway seeds, which are really the “secret” to this recipe. Add at least 1/2 tsp of the caraway seeds to start, and don’t be too hesitant to add more! Total cooking time should be at least 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are done and you’ve gotten the spices just right!

This is very loosely based on a recipe from Recipes for a Small Planet.

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