What is comfort food? Is it stuff that you ate growing up or food that makes you feel a certain way now? Since tastes evolve (and dietary choices change) I think it is a mix of both. But whatever - hey I'm not here to get all philosophical (Thank jeebus for spell check. I can't even WRITE philosophical.) I'm here for the food, my friends!
AND THIS - this is always comfort food. My parents definitely made this for me growing up and I make it for my family now. I should call and ask if their parents made it for them.
I did make changes, of course. I suspect you will make it with some changes as well and I won't stop ya. Just make it. Oh yeah and make sure to crumble a whole freaking sleeve of saltines in there like I did growing up. It's like mashed potatoes crammed with crackers and I can't think of anything better. Of course I'm pretty sure that only me and my brother eat it this way...
Golden Potato Soup
2.5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, skins on & chopped up
(wash them, duh. And use any other potato if you must.)
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, finely minced
6 c. veggie broth (low sodium is good if you can!)
2 c. plain soy milk (or your favorite non-dairy sub.)
1 tsp. kosher salt
*for a cheesy variation add 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- In a large pot bring broth, potatoes, celery, onions and garlic to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and put the lid on. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
- Add in the soy milk, nutritional yeast if using, and salt to taste. I add a lot of black pepper to mine but do it at the table so no one else feels punished by my love of black pepper.
- Puree if you like a silky smooth soup (I do!) or leave chunky if you're into that.
- Enjoy and don't forget the crackers!!