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When I was walking home yesterday, I saw the blue and white decorated stands of the Dublin Oktoberfest.

It is an annual event and I can not resist it. The lovely smells just make me hungry and even though the music is very cheesy, it’s still great fun.

Inspired by the Oktoberfest I decided to prepare a traditional German potato soup today. It`s simple but delicious.

post potato Photos: Sandra Schumann

Level: Easy | Time: 40 minutes | serves 4


1 knob of butter

1 big onion, finely chopped

2 medium-sized carrots peeled and cut into small pieces

4 medium-sized potatoes cut into small pieces

1 small stalk of celery peeled and cut into small pieces

150 grams of nice smoky bacon rashes

750 ml of chicken or vegetable stock

2 TS of fresh parsley, finely chopped

Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Heat the butter in a large pot and cook the onions and celery.
  2. After 5-10 minutes add the potatoes and carrots and the stock to the pot and cook on a medium heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile cook the bacon in a separate frying pan until crispy. You can cut the bacon in small slices if you like or leave it whole. I do not add the bacon to the soup when cooking it, as the bacon can lose its nice colour and turn into an unappetizing grey.
  4. After 15 minutes take the soup of the heat and mash it with a potato masher. Mash until the soup is creamy and smooth but leave some nice potato and carrot pieces in it.
  5. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if necessary.
  6. To serve, ladle the soup into a bowl, decorate nicely with the bacon and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Guten Appetit!

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