As the days get shorter and night starts before your evening commute, know that you can find comfort in the simple potato.
Think about it. The potato enjoys dark and cool places, so it only makes sense that this time of year presents us with tons of potatoes at grocery stores, farmers markets, and backyard gardens across America.
You can find a simple potato soup recipe in any culture, which means your options are almost endless. Don't fear the vast number of potato soup recipes you find before you.
Here are some tips on how to make a run of the mill potato soup recipe into a healthy and hearty Fall meal your family and friends won't soon forget.
• Let it Shine! Using garbanzo or rice flour mixtures is a great way to thicken your potato soup without altering the great potato flavor. Doing this also makes it gluten free!
• Lighten Up. Since the starch of the potato thickens your soup naturally, you don’t need as much cream or butter, which makes these simple potato soup recipes a little healthier than you would guess.
• Say Cheese! I know we are all trying to cut calories and fat, but let's be honest, if you want to transform your potato recipe into true comfort food, you need cheese. Almost any kind will do. Try serving your soup with a sprinkle of shredded cheddar, or baking it with a triple cream on top.