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Irish Potato Chowder

by Laura

St. Patrick’s Day is a week away and this Irish potato chowder would be a delicious thing to serve that day. I think it’s just fun to do something to go along with the day.

This soup originates from Ireland. Most versions include potatoes, vegetables, herbs, Irish butter, and chicken boullion. Additionally, the potato is also a staple vegetable of Ireland.

This version of creamy soup is full of potatoes along with carrots, celery, and onion. The finishing touch to the creamy base of this soup is some sour cream.  Lastly, you can garnish it with chopped fresh chives or green onion.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow. In addition,I have an Irish soda bread recipe I will be sharing to go along with this soup. You can get a sneak peak. It’s in the photograph today.

Irish Potato Chowder | realmomkitchen.com

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Irish Potato Chowder | realmomkitchen.com

Irish Potato Chowder

  • Author: Laura


  • 7 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup diced carrots
  • 2/3 cup diced celery
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 5 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 7 Tbsp flour
  • 3 cups milk (I reccomend 2%)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/81/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • salt and ground white pepper to taste
  • Optional: fresh chives or green onion, for garnish


  1. Add 1 1/2 Tbsp butter to a stock pot. Add diced onions, carrots, celery, basil, parsley and chives. Cook for about ten minutes.
  2. Add broth and potatoes to the pot. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a sauce pan add the remaining 5 1/2 Tbsp of butter and melt. Whisk in flour until well blended. Cook over low heat, stirring often, for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set roux aside. Slowly add in the milk while whisking.  Return to simmer and whisk in roux until liquid is thickened and smooth.
  4. Once other pot with potatoes is done, add in the milk mixture . Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in sour cream and hot pepper sauce. Season to taste with salt and white ground pepper. Garnish with fresh chives or green onion for garnish if desired. Serves 6.
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Irish
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Recipe adapted from Through Her Looking Glass.

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