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Crazy Jay's Easy Potato Soup

What you need: 

5 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 white onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
celery salt, to taste (I use around 1 tablespoon)
curry, to taste (I use around 1 teaspoon)
1 heaping tablespoon corn starch
1 level tablespoon nutritional yeast, optional
3 cups plain nondairy milk (I use soy)
1 teaspoon vegan butter per serving
black pepper, to taste
paprika, to taste, optional

What you do: 

1. Put the cubed potatoes in a large pot and add water to where the water level sits about 1/2" above the potatoes. Set them on high and turn your attention to the onions. Cook the chopped onions in a medium pan with a tablespoon of olive oil until they are limp, but not burned.
2. At this point, the potatoes should be boiling heavily. Add the cooked onions to the pot. Then add the celery salt and the curry. Let the mixture cook another 8 to 12 minutes, depending on how you like your soup. The longer you cook it, the smaller your potato cubes become and the thicker your soup gets. Drop the heat down to medium.
3. Put cornstarch and nutritional yeast (if using) in a bowl, add 1/2 cup water, and whisk the mixture until it is smooth. Add this to the soup pot and mix well. It's going to get really thick really quick, so you need to add the milk fast. Mix well.
4. Let it sit on medium for around five minutes, but you don't want the milk to scald or separate, which doesn't really mess with the taste, but it makes it look ugly. Drop the heat to simmer and let it chill out for like 10 minutes.
5. After it's done cooking, ladle out the soup into a bowl and drop 1 teaspoon of vegan butter in it. Shake on some black pepper and paprika, if using. As the vegan butter melts, it forms a little yellow pool and looks real pretty.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

 because it's simply delicious! So easy.. I've made it twice now and it's seriously... soooo good.

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My daughter has been sick these last few days (and she is never sick,thank you to vegetarian lifestyle) and was wanting a potato soup. So, off to VegWeb I go. Most of the time I look for one that I have thee ingredients for. Well, I find this one and oddly enough I had just made my own curry recipe. Well, let me tell you, this soup is so simple and delicious that we were all floored by the deliciousness of the dish.

Plus, I had some wilty bok choy and in it went. Yay to scrap veggies.

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Mine came out watery, I ended up emptying most of the broth out. I added Broccoli and more curry to it. tastes good... just missing something.

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My family loved this! I made a few substitutions because I didn't have/don't use certain ingredients. We didn't have any curry. I don't use soy milk, so I substituted unsweetened coconut milk. Loved the nutritional yeast and added more. Great recipe!

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I liked the soup, although mine came out a bit watery. I added some fake bacon bits, which went very well with it.

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This recipe was awesome. I think next time I'll blend it at the end for a creamier soup. The taste, though, was delicious, a meat-eating friend gobbled down two bowls.  Thanks!

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I don't know why this doesn't have any comments yet, because it's simply delicious! So easy.. I've made it twice now and it's seriously... soooo good.

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