Bernese Potato Soup

Bernese Potato Soup Category Cheese 
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Ingredients And Procedures

1/4 c Butter or Margarine

1 md Onion, chopped

1 sm Carrot, chopped

1 Stalk Celery with Leaves,

Chopped 1 Clove Garlic, minced

1/4 ts White Pepper

1/4 ts Dried Marjoram

1 pn Ground Nutmeg

1 1/2 lb Smooth-Skinned Potatoes,

Peeled and diced 3 1/2 c Chicken Broth

1 c Milk

1/4 lb Swiss Cheese, shredded


In 3-4 quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until soft but not browned. Mix in pepper, marjoram, nutmeg, potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat slightly, and boil gently until potatoes are tender, 25-30 minutes. Puree soup, about half at a time, in blender or food processor until smooth. Return to cooking pan. Gradually blend in milk and reheat until steaming hot. DO not boil. Stir in cheese, about 1/4 cup at a time, until it is smoothly melted into soup. Taste, and add salt if needed. Serve immediately. Source: Medford Mail Tribune, 30 November 1993

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