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My Best Potato Soup Recipe

by Mark Mussack
(Tempe, AZ)

Potato Soup - Kartoffelsuppe

Potato Soup - Kartoffelsuppe

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful site this is!!! I just stumbled upon it today as I was looking for a Sauerbraten recipe like my Grandmother used to make.


The Kartoffelsuppe sounds like something I remember well when I was young. I remember a lot of green cabbage with this. I think I will try it out whilst the beef marinates and I will let you know how it all turns out! . . .

I tried the Kartoffelsuppe. Amazing!! I chose a Kielbasa for the meat, sliced it into medallions and browned it in the pan with the bacon & onions. To your recipe I added half a head of cabbage, 1 tbsp. caraway seed, 1 tbsp. dill weed, a couple of bay leaves and 2 cubes of chicken bouillon.

This is a keeper! =)

PS: I've got some beef marinating for Sauerbraten that I'll throw in the slow cooker tomorrow, and if I'm ambitious enough, I might try Rouladen & Kartoffelklösse tonight!

Everything here sounds delicious, and I am making up a shopping list to try some of them!!

Thank you for sharing these recipes.

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Potato Cabbage Soup
by: Karl

Mark, you inspired me.

I tried the potato soup, adding the cabbage to it. What a great idea. I just love cabbage is so many ways, but had never added it to a soup like this before.

Not only is it tasty, but I think it probably makes it much healthier as well.

I used some Polish Sausage that I had in the fridge, and although I would usually just add it the way it is, I decided to copy you and brown it first. I like!

BTW, how did you Sauerbraten turn out. That's one thing I've never even attempted. But, if you can do it, then so can I!

Potato Soup Adaptions
by: Gerhild

Thank you, Mark, for your kind words. I am always thrilled when I hear someone has found a recipe that reminds them of their Mom's or Grandmother's cooking. Food is such a wonderful way to share one's heritage with others.

You can add almost any kind of vegetable to the potato soup in whatever quantities you like. Personally, I like a lot of cabbage, too!

So glad that you had such success in the kitchen. You sound like quite the cook, being so adaptive with the recipe. I like what you did and will try your additions as well. (I especially love the dill!)

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