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Potato Soup, Russian (D, TNT)
Source: My Aunt Ann
Serves: 8

5 large potatoes, peeled and cut in small cubes
2 large onions, cut up
2 tablespoons butter
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
2 large stalks celery, diced
Salt and pepper

3 tablespoons flour
1 heaping tablespoon butter
Pinch salt
1 large tablespoon water
1 egg (optional)
Chopped parsley

Make Soup:
Boil the potatoes in 3/4 of a soup pot full of boiling water.

Fry the onions in the 2 tablespoons butter until browned (I add a little oil so not to burn). Add the carrots and celery and cook until soft. Add the onions, carrots, and celery to the pot with the potatoes.

Make Dumplings:
Mix the dumpling ingredients until the dough is soft. Make little balls and add to the soup. Cook for about 15 minutes until the dumplings are done. Add chopped parsley.

Poster's Notes:
When I was little (too many years ago), my sisters and I would visit every summer, my Aunt Anna's summer cottage (the people in Michigan refer to summer homes as cottages when they are on one of Michigan's many lakes no matter what size they are). My Auntie Anna always made the soup we have been discussing and I liked it so much that I always associated, and to this day, going to Auntie Anna's cottage with her potato soup. I don't know where she got it from as my father's family were all from Vienna not Russia but it's the same soup with a few excellent changes. When I was older, she gave me the recipe.

Posted by Elena Eder

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A