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Herbs for Potato Soup

Tripper Oct 10, 2009 02:02 PM

What herb do you add to potato soup? Potatoes are a bargain now so potato soup it is. I make a traditional cream based soup with onion, celery, grated carrot and bacon. Left in the garden I have dill, cilantro, sage, basil and thyme. I am leaning towards thyme...but wondered what others use. Thanks

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  1. Sooeygun RE: Tripper Oct 10, 2009 02:05 PM

    I like thyme and sage in mine.

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      LaLa RE: Sooeygun Oct 10, 2009 02:07 PM

      I like thyme.

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      Chefpaulo RE: Tripper Oct 10, 2009 02:37 PM

      I love potato soup for its creamy neutrality. A garnish of parsley is nice.


      1. carswell RE: Tripper Oct 10, 2009 03:00 PM

        Of those you list, I'd choose thyme. Chives would also be nice.

        1. scuzzo RE: Tripper Oct 10, 2009 03:03 PM

          Parsley and/or chives.

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            CHEFINTHECLOSET RE: scuzzo Oct 10, 2009 08:55 PM

            I like a sprig of fresh dill on top. It just adds a nice 'lemony' twist.

          2. coll RE: Tripper Oct 11, 2009 03:17 AM

            I always make potato leek soup, which doesn't need too much extra flavor. Just a pinch of thyme. If making some other potato soup, I would lean towards dill though, I add that to lots of my dishes, love it.

            1. shaogo RE: Tripper Oct 11, 2009 04:38 AM

              Beside perhaps the dill (used sparingly), I wouldn't use any of the herbs left in your garden.

              When I make potato soup, I use bay leaves and plenty of cracked black pepper.

              1. Den RE: Tripper Oct 11, 2009 04:44 AM

                I always use a hint of rosemary.

                1. mcsheridan RE: Tripper Oct 11, 2009 05:48 AM

                  I definitely use thyme in mine. I've thought about skipping it and trying nutmeg in my next effort.

                  1. Channa RE: Tripper Oct 11, 2009 09:02 AM

                    I add caraway seeds.

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                      HillJ RE: Tripper Oct 11, 2009 09:38 AM

                      I'm more of a spice than herb gal,
                      nutmeg, grated over the top before serving & a dollop of sour cream.

                      1. enbell RE: Tripper Oct 11, 2009 01:07 PM

                        I have Potato leek simmering right now. In addition to the onions, celery I added garlic, and later a few bay leaves. I will garnish with some chives, but that is about it. I am curious about a potato-dill soup though...Is dill too strong to me the main herb as opposed to a supporting flavor? I don't think cilantro or basil would work though.

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                          EDWARDCARL RE: enbell Oct 20, 2009 08:12 AM

                          When I make potato soup, I put celery, carrots a little bit of bacon for that smokie flavor and of course garlic. Thats the way my family likes it. I also put leek,s in my soup when I can find it. Basil is good for a tomato based dish.

                        2. cookieluvntasha RE: Tripper Oct 20, 2009 08:20 AM

                          thyme, parsley if you have it, and an 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper to season.

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                            cookieluvntasha RE: cookieluvntasha Jan 12, 2010 09:49 AM


                          2. chef chicklet RE: Tripper Oct 20, 2009 08:31 AM

                            I like leeks and herbs de provence the finish with chives. If feel particularly indulgent, out comes the procuitto crumbles and cheese. Now I'm craving some!

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