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Potato Soup Italian Style

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is truly a family favorite. I don't know any one else that makes this. I think my father-in-law invented it. When people had little money they used whatever was at hand. My father used to say 'one will never starve if they have potatoes, onions, and a loaf of bread.' This is a typical peasant recipe that was made when times were not as affluent as they are today. Really good on a cold snowy day."
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35 m servings 342
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onions until translucent. To the onions add water, potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender but still firm.
  2. Remove from heat and gently crack eggs into soup; be careful not to break eggs. Place on low heat until whites of eggs are cooked. Cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 342 calories; 15.3 42.2 10.3 186 531 Full nutrition

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WOW! I can not say enough about this soup. It is easy, low cost, and is delicious. My kids call it breakfast soup. I used part chicken broth and part water since I had some leftover and a bit of...

I was a little uncertain about the ingredients at first but the soup turned out very tasty. I did add 2 beef boullion cubes for some additional flavor and also reduced the olive oil to 2 T. Ne...

This soup is very good and easy to make! It tasts similar to traditional potato soup, and the poached eggs add a nice touch! When I make this recipe it makes about 3 servings, depending on what ...

This was a great recipe, I did add some chicken broth and soy sause, and it turned out great. Great recipe!

awesome,very easy and tasty

not spectacular, but very good for how cheap it is. Was meet with acceptance by my family, though I ended up chopping the potatos much much smaller than just 1/4s and added some poultry seasonin...

Awesome! Hearty. The eggs give a unique flavor and texture.

We made something very similar in our Italian family with the exception of the eggs. We also added oregano. It was quick, cheap and delicious.

I chuckled the first time I read the author's description that her father-in-law must have invented it because my mom made this very same soup! Wonder if they had shared ancestors from Sicily. D...