Potato Peel Soup

Potato peel soup
Recipe by Smodder.com (Stef Bruurs)

Potato Peel Soup

Cuisine: Dutch

Servings: 4 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

A simple, tasty, healthy and cheap potato peel soup.


  • 200 grams/7 oz potato peels
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 500ml/16 oz broth (beef, chicken or vegetable)
  • 500 ml/16 oz milk (whole milk in the original recipe; you can replace it with an other type of milk)
  • 2 dill sprigs
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Butter or oil or lard


  • Peel the onion and garlic, dice them up and fry them in butter or oil or lard.
  • Before the onion and garlic brown; add the broth, bayleaf and the potato peels. Bring it to boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Test with a fork if the peels are done. They are done if the fork easily goes through them. Remove the bayleaf and add dill leaves from 1 dill sprig.
  • Blend the soup. You can leave it a bit lumpy; or not. What you like best. Or go oldskool and force it through a sift.
  • Add the milk and warm the soup again untill it’s boiling point. Do not let it cook again.
  • Add some flavour with pepper, some salt if you wish, and garnish with dill.


  • Instead of dill you could also use parsly, chives, spring onion, chervil or cress.
  • You can add a tiny spoon of mustard for some extra zest.
  • All kind of leftover meats, vegetables, rice and pasta can be added to this soup.
  • You can also garnish it with some cheese or croutons.

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