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Smoked Sausage Potato Soup

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup

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One of the tastiest and most loved recipes in our family is smoked sausage potato soup. This recipe is very common in Hungarian cuisine, in different variants.

It can be made simple, without sausages, only with vegetables such as carrots, onion, and parsley, resulting in a light summer soup. Or there is the option of smoked sausages or smoked ribs.

Today I present my favourite recipe for potato soup, with smoked sausages and tarragon. This recipe is our favourite after pork meatballs vegetable soup.

Let’s start with the ingredients

We need potatoes first, I used about a kilogram of white potatoes. I washed the potatoes and peeled them.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Peeled Potatoes

Then I cut them into 2-2.5 cm cubes.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Cut Potatoes

The second ingredient is smoked sausage, I used about 500g of smoked pork sausage.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Smoked Sausage

I washed the sausage a little and cut it into slices not very thin, about 1 cm thick.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Sliced Smoked Sausage

You can use any kind of smoked sausage, it is important to be of high quality.

Let’s Cook the Smoked Sausage Potato Soup

To start we heat a little sunflower oil in a soup pot and place the sliced sausage to fry.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Frying Sliced Smoked Sausage

Roast the sausage for about 3-4 minutes, to get a little colour and aroma.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Fried Smoked Sausage

Put the potatoes over the sausage, mix, and allow 2-3 minutes to fry together.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Potatoes and Fried Sausage in a Pot

Season with a tablespoon of sea salt and pour the water on top, to cover the potatoes well. I put about 3 litres of water in a 7-litre pot.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Boiling Potato Soup

We let it boil until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes, while we make a roux.

To do this, in a small pan or small saucepan we heat 50 ml of olive oil. Instead of oil, we can use butter or pork lard.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Heating Sunflower Oil

After the oil has warmed, add two tablespoons of wheat flour. The amount of roux depends on the amount of soup you make.

You just have to consider using equal amounts of flour and oil or butter.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Wheat Flour in Hot Oil

Mix the flour in the oil, until it is homogeneous and becomes a paste.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Boiling Roux
Smoked Sausage potato soup-

Allow boiling until golden brown and add a tablespoon of sweet paprika powder.

This is the Hungarian version of thickening.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Paprika in Roux

Stir until the paprika dissolves and take the pan from the heat.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Boiling Roux With Paprika

For added flavour, I also added a teaspoon of sweet pepper paste.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Sweet Pepper Paste in Roux

Add the roux to the soup, using a sieve so that it does completely dissolve.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Pour the Roux in the Potato Soup

Finishing the Potato Soup

Another favourite ingredient of mine is tarragon, which we add now, and let boil for another five minutes.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Boiling Soup With Tarragon

In the end, we season with a tablespoon of vegetable mix and a handful of chopped green parsley.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Parsley in the Soup

And with that, the smoked sausage potato soup is ready, we can serve it.

How We Serve

In Hungarian cuisine, potato soup is served with fresh bread and red onion.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Sliced Red Onions
Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Served in Bowl

We can also add a tablespoon of sour cream, which will give the soup a more pleasant taste.

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup-Served in Bowl with Spoon

After this soup, you can try the delicious cream cheese filling crepes.

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Smoked sausage potato soup

Smoked Sausage Potato Soup

Timea
One of the tastiest and most loved recipes in our family is smoked sausage potato soup. This recipe is very common in Hungarian cuisine, my version is with smoked pork sausages and tarragon.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 6 portions
Calories 471 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 500 g smoked sausage
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • 50 ml sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pepper paste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable mix
  • 1 tbsp chopped tarragon
  • 1 handful chopped parsley

Instructions
 

  • We need potatoes first, I used about a kilogram of white potatoes. I washed the potatoes and peeled them. Then I cut them into 2-2.5 cm cubes. The second ingredient is smoked sausage, I used about 500g of smoked pork sausage. I washed the sausage a little and cut it into slices not very thin, about 1 cm thick.
  • To start we heat a little sunflower oil in a soup pot and place the sliced sausage to fry. Roast the sausage about 3-4 minutes, to get a little color and aroma. Put the potatoes over the sausage, mix, and allow 2-3 minutes to fry together. Season with a tablespoon of sea salt and pour the water on top, to cover the potatoes well. I put about 3 liters of water in a 7-liter pot.
  • We let it boil until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes, while we make a roux. To do this, in a small pan or small saucepan we heat 50 ml of olive oil. After the oil has warmed, add two tablespoons of wheat flour. Mix flour in the oil, until it is homogenized and forms a paste. Allow boiling until golden brown and add a tablespoon of sweet paprika powder. Stir until the paprika dissolves and take the pan from the heat. For added flavor, I also added a teaspoon of sweet pepper paste.
  • Add the roux to the soup, using a sieve so that it does completely dissolved. Another favorite ingredient of mine is tarragon, which we add now, and let it boil for another five minutes. In the end, we season with a tablespoon of vegetable mix and a handful of chopped green parsley.

Notes

Served with fresh bread, sour cream and sliced red onion.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 14gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 1883mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2g
Keyword Hungarian potatoes soup, potato soup, smoked sausage potato soup
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Henry

Saturday 31st of August 2019

Hi! Smoked sausage potato soup also reminds me of childhood. As you have said, and I agree with you it's one of the tastiest and most loved recipes in my family too. I don’t know why I don’t make potato soup more often. But just recalling this has made me want to cook one today!

Roland

Saturday 31st of August 2019

Cooking is an hobby for me and I like trying out new recipes at least once in every month. Seeing the recipes you have shared up here concerning the smoke sausage potato soup, I will surely try to get all the ingredients and give it a go at home. Though it is looking very yummy from what I could see here, but then, i'd prefer to have that in from of me and readied to be devoured(hahaha) thanks

Timea

Saturday 31st of August 2019

I hope you like these dishes Roland!

Nazmun Nahar

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Hi,

Thanks for this excellent soup recipe. Normally, I make chicken potato soup. But I never think about sausage. I think this recipe will be testier the chicken potato soup . Normally, children love this soup type of soup because this soup not only tasty but much healthier . Especially my children love that. I am pleased that I got this recipe today. Because we are having a small holiday end party for children in our home today. I'm going to make it.

Sondra M

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Oh yum!!!    Cooler weather is approaching so I find myself thinking about soup recipes.    Well, actually I love soup anytime of the year.   

This year, I have decided to start cooking more instead of buying so many cans of soup.  Not only are they super high in sodium, they don't taste as good.     

I never really understood the roux.  So, I found your pictures very helpful.   It took the mystery out.   I can't wait to try this recipe.  

Thanks!     

Trevor M

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Just looking for something to make for supper! We are all about the sausage and perogies usual, but mixing it up soup and potato and you can't beat home cooked meals! This is something worth trying tonight!! Very detailed and so easy to make for guests or family! This sounds delicious and its going to be! Thank you for the recipe! 

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