How To Make Easy Norwegian Potato Soup – Potetsuppe

In the 1750’s, potatoes arrived in Norway. The Priests early on appreciated potatoes in Norway.  The Priests discovered how healthy the potato as it helped people that were sick because of the vitamin C.  As well it was easy to grow potatoes in the Norwegian soil.  The Priests spread the message the importance of eating potatoes from the pulpit.  This how the “Potato Priests” arose.

Here is a simple Norwegian potato soup to make which only has 7 basic ingredients.

Norwegian potato soup ingredients
Ingredients:

  • 4 potatoes, peel & sliced
  • 1 larged chopped onion
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • chopped parsley for garnish

See our recipe video to see how Karen Grete makes the Norwegian Potato Soup.

Instructions:

  1. Put sliced potatoes and chopped onion in a heavy 2-quart saucepan.
  2. Add salt
  3. Bring to boil
  4. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes,
  5. Cover with a lid
  6. Cook until potatoes are soft.
  7. Mashed potatoes and onions.
  8. Add milk, butter and pepper.
  9. Return to the heat and add milk, slowly, stirring continuously.
  10. Garnish with parsley.

This soup can be adjusted easily to add additional flavors such as chopped bacon or other herbs too.  As well you might like fresh ground pepper according to your taste too.

bowl of warm potato soup with parsley

I like to serve the Norwegian Potato Soupwarm with a slice of rye bread. cd211-photos2brye2bbread252c2bbrunsviger2b005blog

This is a simple recipe with just a few basic ingredients.  Perfect to make when you don’t have much in the refrigerator. Especially if it is cold outside and you don’t feel like running to the grocery store to buy groceries, this is a perfect soup recipe to make.

 

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Norwegian Fish Soup Recipe

 Norwegian Fish Soup Recipe
This Norwegian Fish Soup is a velvety mix of cream, fish, and vegetables. The ultimate quality of the soup is using fresh fish and homemade fish stock.  When making this creamy fish stew, feel free to use a mix of cod, salmon, halibut. You can substitute cod with mahimahi, salmon, scallops, or shrimp
♥ Ingredients ♥
    3-4 tablespoons butter
    1/3 cup flour
    4 cups fish stock
    1 bay leaf
    1 medium carrot, finely chopped
    1 leek, finely sliced
    1 stalk of celery, sliced
    12 peeled shrimp, approx.
    1 lb mussels
    4 -6 ounces cod (or your choice of fish – salmon)
    1 pieces of tilapia
    1/2-3/4 cup heavy cream
    salt and pepper
    parsley, chives
    Optional, lumpfish caviar


Directions
    Cook the fish and shrimp in water.
    Remove the fish and shrimp from the fish stock and cook the vegetable and (frozen) mussels in the fish stock.
    Remove the mussels from  the fish stock.
    Melt butter and add flour and cream and let it cook for approx. 5 min. and add the fish stock with the vegetables.
    Add the cooked fish and shrimp.
    Simmer for a couple of minutes and add the cooked mussels.
    Sprinkle with the parsley and chives, and add salt and pepper to taste.
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Potato Leek Soup with Bacon and Parsley – Kartoffel-porresuppe med bacon og persilledrys

We have had a few months of really cold and snowy winter.  During the cold weekends, I make this hearty bowl of potato leek soup on a regular basis.  My family loves this recipe as it is comfort food for them. The bacon and parsley gives the soup an extra touch of deliciousness. It might take a little effort to make this hearty soup but it is worth it. When this soup is done, wow!  

Ingredients:

  •  1 lb potatoes
  • 1 can of chicken stock
  • 2 leeks
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 pieces of fried bacon
  • parsley and/or chives
  • salt and pepper
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     See Karen Grete preparing Potato Leek Soup 
    in our YouTube video

     Instruction:

    1. Fry the bacon.  
    2. Peel and slice the potatoes and cook them in the chicken stock.  
    3. Peel and slice the garlic.
    4. Slice the leeks and fry them in the bacon fat.
    5. Mash the potatoes in the chicken stock and add it to the garlic/ leeks mixture. Cook till soft and tender.
    6. Add the cream, salt and pepper. 

    7. Serve the warm soup immediately. I recommend to sprinkle with bacon, chives and/or parsley.
    8. I usually serve the soup with either rolls or Danish rye bread too.

    You can’t go wrong and the compliments will be forthcoming especially during the cold winter months. Enjoy!

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    HVIDKÅLSSUPPE – Danish Cabbage Soup

      Here is a traditional way to serve the Danish Cabbage Soup

      This is our Danish version of Cabbage Soup! Healthy & Good! What to eat with Cabbage Soup? Traditionally, we serve cabbage soup with pork, a slice of rye bread and mustard. 

         Ingredients:

        • 2 lb of pork shank (or piece of beef)
        • 2 cups water
        • 5 whole peppercorns
        • 2 tbsp. salt
        • 1 onion (or top of leak)
        • 1 bunch of celery leaves
        • 1 bayleaf
        • 1 bunch of parsley
        • 1/2 head of white cabbage
        • 1 small celeriac
        • 1 large onion or 2-3 leeks sliced
        • 2-3 carrots
        • 3-4 potatoes


         
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        Instruction:
        In a large pot place the meat covered with water and bring to a boil.  Remove foam from soup, add peppercorns, salt, onion, celery leaves, bayleaf, and parsley.  Let it cook on low heat, covered for about two hours.

        Prepare the vegetable, slice the cabbage, peel and cut the celeriac in cubes, slice the onion (or leek), peel carrots and potatoes and cut them into cubes. Remove the soup from the heat and remove fat. Bring the soup to a boil and add the prepared vegetables. Let it cook for 15-20 min. or till everything is tender. Add salt and pepper according to taste.

        Doesn’t this soup look soooo good!


        Remove the meat from the soup and serve it sliced on a separate plate with mustard and rye bread. Enjoy!

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        How to Make Kale Soup with Pork – Grønkålssuppe med Svinekød Opskrift

        Grønkålssuppe med Svinekød

        This is our Danish version of a Kale Soup! Healthy & Good! Kale Soup in the winter is great comfort food! What to eat with Kale Soup? Traditionally, we serve Kale soup with mustard and a slice of rye bread. 


        Ingredients 

        • 2-3 lb. of Pork
        • 5 cups of water
        • 1 tsp salt
        • 1/4 tsp pepper (or peppercorns)
        • kale 
        • 2 bay leaves
        • 2 cloves
        • parsley
        • 2 celery stalks
        • 2 leeks
        • 4 carrots
        • 4 potatoes
        • 1 large onion
        • 3 tbsp of flour mixed with water

         Kitchen Utensils

        • cutting board
        • sharp knife
        • 2 large cooking pots
        • wooden spoon
        • ladel 
         
        Click on the YouTube video 
        to see how Karen Grete prepares this delicious soup!

        Instructions:

        1. First need to boil the pork.  In a large saucepan cook the pork in 5 cups of water, add teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 2 bay leaves, 2 cloves and parsley.
        2. Make sure the water boils.  When it is boiling need to take the foam off.
        3. Simmer the pork for about 1 ½ hours. Check on it after the hour to see how it is cooking
        4. While pork is cooking perfect time to prepare the kale and the vegetable including potatoes, leak, celery stalks, onion and carrots.
        5. In another pot cook the kale for about 10 min in about 2 cups of water.  
        6. Drain and chop the kale very fine or put it in a food processor. 
        7. For the last 10 minutes of cooking the pork add the chopped vegetables into the pot of soup. Cook until all vegetables are tender for about 10 minutes.
        8. Remove the pork to a platter and keep it warm. 
        9. To thicken the soup mix flour and water and stir it into the soup. Season with salt and pepper.
        10. Slice and serve the pork onto a plate with mustard and rye bread.   

        11. Ladle soup into bowls.

        God appetit!
         
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        How to Make Beetroot Soup – Finnish Recipe – Punajuurikeitto – Borscht

        This is our Finnish version of a Red Beetroot Soup! Healthy & Good! What to eat with Red Beetroot Soup? Traditionally, we serve beetroot soup with sour cream on top with a slice of rye bread.
        See our YouTube video 
        to see how Karen Grete prepares the Beetroot Soup
        Ingredients 
        • 3 medium apple size beetroots
        • 2 large size potatoes
        • 1 finely chopped Onion
        • 1 celery stalk
        • 1 carrot
        • 1/2 a white cabbage
        • 1 parsnips
        • 1 leek 
        • Salt and pepper powder to taste
        • 2 can of beef broth
        • olive oil
        • 2 cloves
        • 1 bay leaf
        • parsley
        • dill
        • a dash of dry margarine
        • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
        • garlic cloves finely chopped
        • 1 teaspoon of sugar
        • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar 
        • 1 tablespoon of sour cream
        Instructions:

        1. Wash, peel and chop potato, beetroots. parsnip, onions, carrots, celery stalk, white cabbage and leek
        2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat
        3. Add and saute the chopped onions, potatoes, beetroots. parsnip, carrots, celery stalk, white cabbage and leek. 
        4. Add chopped parsley, dill, bay leaves and cloves. and a dash of dry margarine. Stir the mixture
        5. Add 2 cans of beef broth. Fill up the 2 cans of beef broth with water and pour it into the pot. Keep stirring
        6. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, for 45 hour or until vegetable is tender. 
        7. Add 2 large tablespoons of tomato paste, garlic, teaspoon of sugar, salt and pepper. Keep stirring
        8. Then add 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
        9. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle soup into bowls. 

        10. Top with sour cream. Sprinkle with chives. 
        11. Serve with a rye bread on the side

        12. Check out our easy rye bread video too!
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