Potato Peel Soup
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.