While I was on vacation in Germany I had the time to talk to my grandmother about recipes, soups recipes, of course. She told me about an old traditional recipe she used to cook a lot and sometimes still does. It is a recipe from a time where simple and cheap cooking was very popular and has surprisingly few ingredients.
So, I decided to try it out. And what can I tell you, the simple things are often the best!
Level: Easy | Time: 45 minutes | serves 2-4
1 knob of butter or a little vegetable oil
150 grams of smoked bacon, cut in small pieces
500 grams of potatoes, peeled and cut in pieces
1 litre of buttermilk
1 litre of whole milk
Salt and Pepper
- Cook the potatoes for 10-15 minutes in salted water until they are soft. Using a potato masher or a hand mixer, mash the potatoes to a fine, smooth paste.
- In a separate pot, cook the buttermilk and the whole milk together. Make sure that the heat is not too high and the milk does not burn.
- Take the milk off the heat and slowly stir the potato mash into the milk.
- Fry the bacon until crispy and add to the soup.
- Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if necessary.
- Sprinkle with chives and serve warm.