My Mom loved her potatoes. Sometimes that is all she would wanted and I happily obliged. At the time, her mind was back in the 30's when in Brooklyn starvation was something you lived with. Potatoes are not fancy and I sometimes get very sad thinking about how she must have suffered.
2 conions, finely chopped
1 ccelery, diced
2 lbpotatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
2 Tbsppearl barley, uncooked
1 cwhole milk or half and half
¼ tspground white pepper
How to Make Potato Soup
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and saute' onions until golden, about 10 minutes.
- Add the celery, potatoes, salt, water and barley. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil vigorously, partially covered, for 30 minutes. The potatoes and barley should be tender. Using a potato masher,mash the potatoes in pot to add some thickening. Add the milk or cream and stir well. Adjust your salt. Stir in pepper and heat to simmer.