Ok, who doesn’t like Potato soup especially this Irish version. My Aunt Judy got me hooked on Kerrygold butter, I don’t make anything without it. So I decided if I love their butter why not try more products by Kerrygold, which I have found that I love them all! So to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would share a few Irish recipes. This soup is awesome, one of the things I like to do is roast my chopped potatoes in the oven for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees. I place the potatoes on a sheet pan drizzle with olive oil, and salt & pepper. It just gives the soup a different dimension, we like it. I love to play with a recipe, to see how many ways I can change it up.
Hint: if you have a Costco membership that is the best place to buy Kerrygold products.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Pot of Kerrygold Irish Potato Soup
12 oz. pancetta or bacon, chopped
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
2 cup chopped celery, including a few leaves
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups buttermilk
Salt and pepper
8 oz. Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese, shredded
In large saucepan, over medium-high heat, add pancetta and cook, stirring until crisp and brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1/2 teaspoon fat from pan. Add onion to pan and stir often over high heat until very lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add potatoes, celery and broth. Cover, bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Add buttermilk and pancetta and stir until both are hot, 2-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, stir in the Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese, ladle into bowls, garnish with bacon and chives, serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.
Kelli B 💻