Potato Soup with Chorizo

Potato Soup:

  • 6 Medium Sized Russet Potatoes 
  • 2 White Onion
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 4 Garlic cloves roasted
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Quart of Chicken Stock (Unsalted)
  • ½ Quart of milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Shredded Cheese (I enjoy Monterey jack cheese)
  • Bacon (Optional)
  • Green onion (Optional)
  • Sherry Vinegar (to taste)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Smoked Paprika (just a pinch and optional)

Chorizo:

  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander

Chorizo Instructions:

Using a stand up mixer, take paddle and bowl and put in fridge for 20 minutes before use.Add pork, minced garlic, and seasonings and set speed to medium to incorporate seasoning and garlic. Slowly drizzle in white vinegar and oil to emulsify.

Soup Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take 4 garlic cloves, and place on a cookie sheet in the oven. Roast for 5-9 mins, you want a pretzel looking brown on the garlic. Add to vegetables in pot.

Peel and dice potatoes, and rinse free of dirt. Dice all vegetables and add to chicken stock & milk mixture. Cook until potatoes are for tender. Using a emulsion blender blend smooth. Finish with salt, black pepper and sherry vinegar. Top with cheese, bacon, green onion and smoked paprika. Soup is one of those dishes, that when it’s done right and done well it can be enjoyed year round. Living in Florida, you would think that soup is off the menu for 10 months out of the year (that is the more cynical side of me at least), however this soup is one of those soups that can be and should be enjoyed year round. This is one of those dishes my mom made for us on a regular basis, and it never failed to make us feel better.

This dish is so versatile, it packs a punch that just can’t be ignored. Guaranteed to please and delight anyone and everyone. When my son see’s me peeling potatoes, the first thing he ask’s if its for potato soup, and if it isn’t he gives you that crushed look. So pull your kids into the kitchen and show them how to make these simple dish. Its a great beginner dish for that chef in training in your kitchen.


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