18 Apr 2010

kartoffelsuppe - german soup

I bought the game Cooking Guide DS a few years ago and when I looked through it one evening, the German food seemed very appealing and I said to myself that I will make them for dinner one day. A good few months passed and this soup is the I've made from the list.


adapted from Cooking Guide DS
later edited by me

  • 300 g potatoes
  • 200 g carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 slices bacon (the long types - fat removed)
  • 15 g butter
  • 800 mL fresh chicken stock
    (put way more than this but don't have the actual measurements)
  • salt and pepper to season
ingredients left out from the original recipe:
  • 1 bay leaf
  • nutmeg powder (as required)
  1. Peel the potatoes and dice into 1 cm cubes. (Leave to soak in water or it will oxidise)
    Peel the carrots and dice into 1 cm cubes.
    Peel the onion and dice finely.
    Cut bacon into 1 cm squares.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over moderate heat.
    Add onion and fry until transparent.
    Add the carrot and fry until tender.
    Add potato and bacon and lightly fry them.
  3. Add the stock to the fried ingredients and add the bay leaf.
  4. Put the lid on and bring soup to the boil before turning to a low heat and simmering for approximately 20 - 30 minutes (or until vegetables are soft).
    Whilst the soup is boiling, remove the foam and oil from the surface for a clearer coloured soup.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Turn off heat.

Well didn't have any bay leaves or nutmeg powder so had to leave them out. Hopefully will attempt frikadellen - german meatball patties next Sunday :)