Potato Rosemary Soup With Crispy Carrots

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“I found this recipe in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and decided to try it since I had all of the ingredients on hand. Wow, was I ever impressed by this simple recipe. The soup is flavorful, thanks to the rosemary (although my daughter actually likes it better without the rosemary - your choice to add it in or not!) and very hearty. Perfect for a cold winter day. The crispy carrots are optional but they really do take this soup up a notch. I like to make the crispy carrots first, but you could also start making them while the soup simmers. I could eat the crispy carrots all on their own!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium-to-large-sized soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the onions are translucent but not browned. Add potatoes, 2 cups of the water and rosemary. Bring to boiling, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and can be pierced with a fork. Remove from heat.
  2. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until no lumps remain. (You could also use an immersion blender or a regular blender. This will make the soup smoother.) Add remaining 2 cups of water. Bring to boiling, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until thickened and to your desired consistency, stirring frequently.
  3. Crispy Carrots:
  4. In a 10 inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Wait until the oil gets hot. Add the carrot ribbons, a few at a time, to the hot oil. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to a cooling rack or paper towels and immediately sprinkle with the kosher salt.
  5. Spoon soup into serving bowls and top with the crispy carrots and sprinkle with some black pepper.

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