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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!

grandmas potato and buttermilk soup

grandmas potato and buttermilk soup - bread

grandmas potato and buttermilk soup - bacon

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



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Take the milk off the heat and slowly stir the potato mash into the milk.
  4. Fry the bacon until crispy and add to the soup.
  5. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if necessary.
  6. Sprinkle with chives and serve warm.

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