Beyond Amazing Swiss Potato Soup Recipe

Beyond Amazing Swiss Potato Soup Recipe

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Soup is such a great way to fill the belly and soul on a budget! We used to joke at my restaurant “What is today’s soup? Cream of yesterday’s special!” If you have leftover baked potatoes or some extra diced onion lying around? This Beyond Amazing Swiss Potato Soup is a very budget-friendly solution to using them up.

You really can take a few simple ingredients and make something mouth-watering in a short time.

Melt-in-your-mouth Swiss Potato Soup Recipe?

Potatoes have been about $1.50 for a 5-pound bag lately…add some organic onion, mushroom, and celery from last summer’s CSA that has been living in my freezer and you have the main items needed for this one-time hot seller.

You can find Idaho potatoes growing in the Idaho state, U.S. On the other side, Russet potatoes are only a variety of Idaho potatoes that are grown both in Idaho and other states of the United States as well.  

What is the Difference Between Idaho and Russet Potatoes?

What is the Difference Between Idaho and Russet Potatoes? Most people don’t know the difference – and it can make or break a recipe.

Idaho Potatoes

These potatoes are grown in the United States, the state of Idaho. “Grown in Idaho” and “Idaho potato” are certifications that are registered federally. These marks or seals belong to the Idaho Potato Commission. There is no variety that is named “Idaho potato” even though there are more than 30 different varieties grown in Idaho State alone. Some of the varieties grown in this state are Fingerlings, Russet Burbank, Red, and Yukon Gold.

Russet Burbank is the most popular variety of Idaho potatoes by far. Potatoes grown in the state of Idaho are well-known in the whole world. The climate in Idaho is what makes these potatoes different from the ones grown in other states. Also, Irrigation and volcanic soil help a lot in differentiating the taste of this potato. The confusion between the Russet and Idaho potato is prevalent.

Usually, people would say Idaho potato for Russet potato and vice versa. Southern District of New York contested this. The judge made a decision that these terms can’t be used together. An Idaho potato is not a Russet potato and vice versa. A Russet potato is only one of the varieties of potatoes grown in the state of Idaho.

Russet Potatoes

The most popular Russet potato is grown in Idaho, even though they are grown all over the United States. This is the most common type of potato in the U.S. They are also known as Burbank potato or Russet Burbank.

Luther Burbank developed Russet in the 1870s in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. He made this variety completely by accident. The potato is derived from a cultivar named the Early Rose. This potato has an oval shape, russet or brown skin that’s net-like. They are very high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and starch or carbohydrates. They also have a very high sugar content.

These potatoes have 120-135 calories per potato that have an average size and are low in saturated fats, sodium, and cholesterol. Mainly, they are used for mashing, frying, or baking, but they can also be used in soups or for boiling. These potatoes can’t be used for making potato chips. It’s recommended to use the skin of a Russet potato as it is considered to be beneficial for health.

You should always store them in dry, dark, and cool places and you should keep the temperature at 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit. These potatoes are delicious, but also inexpensive and affordable. These potatoes are the most popular in the United States.

Idaho potatoes are basically those potatoes that are grown in Idaho, United States. You can find more than 30 varieties of potatoes grown in the state of Idaho, and the Russet potato is just one of them. Russet Burbank is one of the most popular potatoes in the whole United States. It is healthy, inexpensive, and affordable almost everywhere.

Now that you know the difference between Idaho and Russet Potatoes, which do you prefer?

Swiss Potato Soup Recipe

I hope you find this as yummy as our customers used to!

Beyond Amazing Swiss Potato Soup

You will need:
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 small onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
Cover with water and simmer until veggies are tender.

Stir in the following seasonings:
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp thyme
1 tbsp chicken bouillon
1 tbsp beef bouillon
1 tbsp Lawry’s Seasoning

Make a roux with 3 tbsp butter and 3 tbsp flour – zap in microwave 30 seconds until “bubbly” and stir into boiling soup. This will help thicken it…

Just before serving, top with freshly grated Swiss cheese.

Pair this with a salad made from some fresh spring greens and a nice crusty dinner roll and you have a feast!

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