Austrian Potato Soup with chives
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 3 pounds boiling potatoes, peeled, and cut into 3/4- to 1-inch dice
- 2 small carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced
- 5 cups chicken stock OR stock mixed with water
- 1/2 cup sour cream, light or regular
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 to 4 tablespoons finely sliced fresh chives
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget
Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the paprika and sauté 1 minute. Add potatoes, carrots and stock. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in sour cream in a bowl. Gradually stir 1 cup soup into the sour cream. Then stir sour cream/soup mixture gently into remaining soup. Heat gently; do not boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot, sprinkled with chives.
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