In her latest YouTube video, Brenda Gantt shares her secret recipe for Thickening Potato Soup. With her expert techniques, Brenda transforms humble ingredients into a velvety and hearty soup that is perfect for chilly days. Join Brenda in her kitchen as she demonstrates the art of thickening the soup to perfection. Get ready to indulge in the comforting flavors of Thickening Potato Soup, a true comfort food delight.
4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup of heavy cream
4 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional toppings: shredded cheese, crispy bacon, chopped green onions
In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.
Add the diced potatoes to the pot and stir to coat them with the butter and onion mixture. Cook for a few minutes to lightly brown the potatoes.
Sprinkle the flour over the potatoes and stir well to coat. This will help thicken the soup later on.
Slowly pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, blend the soup until it reaches your desired consistency. If using a regular blender, be sure to blend in batches and vent the lid to release steam.
Return the blended soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for another 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Serve the Thickening Potato Soup hot, garnished with your favorite toppings such as shredded cheese, crispy bacon, or chopped green onions.
Note: If you prefer a chunkier soup, you can reserve some of the cooked diced potatoes before blending and add them back into the soup after blending.
Indulge in the creamy and satisfying goodness of Thickening Potato Soup, a comforting dish that warms the soul on cold days. Enjoy it as a hearty meal on its own or serve it alongside crusty bread for a complete and delicious dining experience.