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Anonymous 03/18/2017 (Sat) 07:47:10 Id: e5d0ea [Preview] No. 34684
Creamy Irish Potato Soup with an Ashkenazi Twist
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By Ronnie Fein | Tagged: featured, nosher, Recipe, soup, St. Patrick's Day, vegetarian, winter

Yield: Serves 6

Driven by a lust for riches, the 16th-century Spanish conquistadores set out for El Dorado, a mythical kingdom of gold and plenty. What they found instead was Peru, and plenty of potatoes. And that turned out to be the real treasure.

The men brought some potato plants back home with them and the tubers became lifesavers among the poor throughout Europe from Spain to Ireland to Germany to the shtetls of Russia.

At first, potatoes were met with mixed reviews in Europe. The Scots wouldn’t eat them because they weren’t among the foods mentioned in the Bible. Potatoes only became a staple in Ireland, some say, because Sir Walter Raleigh planted them on his estate there. The French originally thought potatoes were poisonous, mostly because cooks discarded the fat, lumpy part and served the leaves, which can be toxic.

It was only after French chemist Auguste Parmentier won a contest to discover a food that would reduce “the calamities of famine” that potatoes became a staple of the French diet. And everywhere else.

To stop massive starvation among the poor in 18th-century Prussia, King Frederick II forced the peasants to plant potatoes – with consequences for those who refused. (To this day, visitors to the king’s grave in Potsdam leave potatoes as a calling card.) Empress Catherine the Great did the same in Russia, for the same reason.

So, despite Europeans’ initial reluctance to accept this South American staple, it became clear to everyone that potatoes are incredibly valuable. They are easy to grow, and they thrive in all sorts of climates. More importantly, potatoes are filling and nutritious (rich in starch, potassium, copper and vitamins B6 and C).

It’s a perfect food for the poor.

The potato certainly was a blessing for the poorest of Ashkenazi Jews in Eastern Europe, who paid tribute to the tuber by composing a song:

Sunday potatoes
Monday potatoes
Tuesday and Wednesday potatoes
Thursday and Friday potatoes
But on Shabbes [Shabbat] something special
A potato kugel!
Sunday potatoes again

In every culture where the poor depended on potatoes, there’s a recipe for potato soup. France boasts the world-famous Potage Parmentier, made with leeks, in honor of the renowned scientist. In Ireland they serve a St. Patrick’s Day specialty — potato onion soup garnished with bits of crispy bacon. Our Ashkenazi classic, Kartoffelzup, is very similar to both the French and Irish versions.

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I offer a rich, but easy soup based on a combination of Irish potato soup and Ashkenazi kartoffelzup. You can garnish it with crispy kosher beef (or lamb) bacon if you substitute a non-dairy product for the cream. But I prefer the dairy version and use roasted shiitake mushrooms in place of the bacon because it has a similar smoky, meaty flavor. For sheer indulgence, serve the dairy version with a dollop of sour cream on top. Long live the potato.


Anonymous 03/18/2017 (Sat) 07:47:30 Id: e5d0ea [Preview] No. 34685 del


2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 medium onions, chopped (or use one large leek plus one onion)
2 lbs all-purpose potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
6 cups vegetable stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
3/4 cup cream
1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives, optional
6-8 shiitake mushrooms, optional
2 tsp vegetable oil, optional
dairy sour cream, optional


Heat the vegetable oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.

Add the potatoes, stir for a minute. Pour in the vegetable stock. Add salt and pepper and the nutmeg. Bring to a simmer, lower the heat and cook, partially covered, for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile, roast the mushrooms. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Rinse and dry the mushrooms and coat them with the 2 tsp vegetable oil. Place on a baking sheet and roast for about 25 minutes or until well browned. Chop or shred to be sprinkled over the soup.

Take soup off the heat and let cool slightly. Puree the ingredients in a blender or food processor or with an immersion blender. Return the soup to the pan. Add the cream and heat through. If desired, serve with a garnish of chopped chive

Anonymous 03/18/2017 (Sat) 07:55:39 [Preview] No. 34687 del
vegetable oil is made from grass seed. it is grain. it is polyunsaturated fat that oxydizes and becomes rancid, even in your body.

use avocado, olive, or peanut oils if you don wanta use animal fats. coconut is also best; high in saturatd fats !

Anonymous 03/18/2017 (Sat) 16:34:35 Id: 63f199 [Preview] No. 34698 del

Good point. Monounsaturated fats/oils are far healthier than polyunsaturated ones.

Anonymous 03/18/2017 (Sat) 20:05:51 Id: 34ae0b [Preview] No. 34711 del
Creamy Irish Potato Soup with a "twist" (a cut strip of the outer skin) of Ashkenazi.

sage sage 03/18/2017 (Sat) 21:34:43 Id: 7cd468 [Preview] No. 34717 del
Everyone knows the old shitposting and shilling recipe book you are following to the letter with excremental threads like this one. Something that would read like this.
- Butthurt leftards because of (((Trump)))
- VPNs
- int* memes
- reddit spacing
- Gigantic faggotry
- Pathetic samefag
- A few shekels
1 - Set up TOR or VPNs or preferably both
2 - Give shekels to the shills as filling.
3 - Recruit leftards to do it for free as seasoning.
4 - Use int* to schedule the shitposting raid on /pol/ .
5 - Shitpost the same D&C and trite shilling like "Irish aren't white", again and again, always using reddit spacing.
6 - If nobody replies to such obvious shilling, be a samefag. Switch proxies if possible to avoid making it too obvious you are replying to your own threads.
7 - Mix some shit int* memes with the D&C shilling.
8 - If banned by BO, repeat 1.
9 - If you already did this over a dozen times, eat shit and kill yourself.

Anonymous Board owner 03/18/2017 (Sat) 21:59:07 Id: 4bf442 [Preview] No. 34724 del
Potatonigger spammer will be dealt with from now on. This is why we need vols. I am not always around to handle this kind of shit and he quickly became a problem while I was away and flooded the catalog.

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