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kartoffelsuppe • german potato soup

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This soup is loaded with deliciousness! Bring Oktoberfest to your table by making this amazing recipe!

serves 8 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For kartoffelsuppe • german potato soup

  • 1/2 lb
    bacon, diced
  • 3 c
    white onions, chopped
  • 3 lg
    leeks, halved, sliced, washed thoroughly and drained
  • 2 c
    carrots, halved and sliced
  • 1 c
    celery, sliced
  • 2 tsp
    ground himalayan pink salt, or to taste and divided
  • 2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper (i always use mixed peppercorns), or to taste and divided
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 lb
    yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 lg
    roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 6 c
    low-sodium chicken broth (substitute vegetable broth)
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot paprika
  • 1 lg
    bay leaf
  • 1/4 c
    chopped parsley, for garnish

How To Make kartoffelsuppe • german potato soup

  • 1
    In a cold Dutch oven, add bacon and turn the heat to medium. Cook until browned, about 9 to 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a bowl and set aside.
  • 3
    Add onions, leeks, carrots and celery. Stir to coat in bacon fat before seasoning with salt and pepper. Sauté until softened, about 8 minutes, stirring often.
  • 4
    Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • 5
    Add the remaining ingredients except parsley, return the bacon back to the pot – keep some on the side for garnish - stir well and bring to a boil.
  • 6
    Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer gently for 30 to 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender; taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • 7
    Serve in warm bowls and garnish with bacon and chopped parsley.
  • 8
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