Saturday, November 21, 2020

Danish Potato Soup for #SoupSaturdaySwappers

 It's time for Soup Saturday Swappers again.  

Can't believe it's been a month already.  Here is what Camilla posted for this month's event.

 Let's showcase a soup made with roots! For this event, use roots, taproots, bulb, as creative as you want. Hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla / Camilla Mann

I brought some Danish Potato Soup (Dansk Dansk kartoffelsuppe) as my contribution.

Danish Potato Soup (Dansk kartoffelsuppe)

I have a story to go with this soup. I'd been cooking the soup, and had to transfer it into a bigger pot cause I'd totally misjudged the size of the pot in relation to how much I was trying to put in it. 

Got it transferred and cooking away.

It was ready to be processed when I got caught up on a very long phone call with my cell phone provider.  So, by the time I got off the phone almost an hour later, without having my issue resolved, the soup had cooled down. I'd processed it with the immersion blender and had tasted it while it was still hot, but by the time I was able to sit down to enjoy a bowlful, it had cooled down.  A lot. 

Well, as a food blogger, I knew that it didn't matter if the soup was hot or cold when it came to taking pictures, so I staged it and took a few shots.  Then I tasted it, and it was just as good at room temp as it was when it was hot.    I tried it chilled as well, but I didn't care for that.  

Anyway, this was a great tasting soup, hot and at room temperature.  It came together quickly, and was a perfect meal.   

While not totally Danish, I'm thinking you could add some crisp bacon pieces on top, maybe some caramelized onions, some cheese?  

I just an idea, how about topping it with bacon and onions and call it Burning Love Soup?  

One of my favorite meals, is a pile of mashed potatoes, topped with bacon and caramelized onions called Brændende kærlighed or Burning Love.  

OK, so I went ahead and did it.  

Danish Potato Soup (Dansk kartoffelsuppe)

And it was good, but nothing like I thought it would be.  However, it struck me that if you have leftover bacon or sausage, you can just add it to the soup.  

I this this soup is great as is, but it's also very hospitable to being dressed up as well.  

Potato Soup

Yield: 6 Servings
Author: Sid's Sea Palm Cooking -
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min
This is a great tasting soup that can be enjoyed hot or at room temperature.


Danish Potato Soup
  • 3 large potatoes - cut into pieces
  • 2 cups leeks, washed and cut into thin rings
  • 1 quart chicken, turkey or ham stock
  • 125 ml. Whipping Cream or milk ( 1/2 cup) 
  • One grind of white or black pepper
  • Chives to decorate


  1. Cook potatoes and leek rings in stock until potatoes are cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  2. Puree with an immersion blender, then return to pot. Remove from heat and add the cream or milk, and white pepper. Serve garnished with some chopped chives if desired.
  3. This may be served warm or cold.
  4. Note:  Some recipes call for a stock made of a ham bone, but I used some of the turkey stock I've been making and stocking up on in my freezer. Get it? Stocking up on stock?
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Ahhh...the life of a food blogger. Sorry about your cell phone issues. But I am so grateful to have this soup recipe in my wheelhouse now. It looks delicious.

    1. It's all good, I hope. ;) This is an easy soup to make and I think it tastes amazing as well.

  2. I love a nice smooth potato soup, and I have to agree, I don't care for it cold either. I would really like it thought with onions and bacon on top.

    1. I love a sipping type soup. And this fits the bill perfectly.

  3. I always misjudge the sizes of pots or bowls! So much dish washing. This soup sounds delicious! How about a dollop of sour cream on top with bacon?

    1. I think that would be amazing. I had actually thought of adding some of my creme fraiche to it as well.

  4. I love soups like this - a great base to mix and match add-ins if you have some to use up, or just enjoy as is!

    1. It is a great base, I'm thinking some chopped ham on top along with a sprinkle of good cheese? I still have some in the freezer and will play with it a little.

  5. That's what I call a happy accident. Knowing that it is just as good at room temperature makes it a wonderful summertime soup as well.

    1. I had tasted it while hot, and then got caught on the phone and it cooled off, but it tasted wonderful at room temp as well. I never thought of it as a summer soup though, but it would work.

  6. The soup looks smooth and delicious!


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