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Potato and Podmleč Soup Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 cup podmleč (sour milk)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish

Special equipment needed:
- Blender or immersion blender

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until translucent.
2. Add diced potatoes and broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.
3. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
4. Using a blender or immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth.
5. Return the soup to the pot and stir in the podmleč. Heat over low heat until warmed through.
6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley.


- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 30 minutes
Temperature:
- Simmer over medium-low heat
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 180
- Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 25g
- Protein: 6g
- Sodium: 800mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Podmleč can be substituted with buttermilk or yogurt.

Variations:
- Add cooked bacon or ham for a meatier version.
- Add chopped leeks for extra flavor.
- Use vegetable broth for a vegetarian version.

Tips and tricks:
- Be careful when blending hot liquids, as they can splatter and burn you.
- If the soup is too thick, add more broth or water to thin it out.
- For a creamier texture, add a splash of heavy cream.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in a pot over low heat, stirring occasionally, until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in bowls with a sprig of fresh parsley on top.

Garnishes:
- Fresh parsley or chives

Pairings:
- Crusty bread or crackers

Suggested side dishes:
- Grilled cheese sandwich
- Caesar salad

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the soup is too thin, simmer it over low heat until it thickens.
- If the soup is too thick, add more broth or water to thin it out.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the potatoes until they are tender to avoid any risk of foodborne illness.

Food history:
- Podmleč is a traditional Slovenian dairy product made from sour milk.

Flavor profiles:
- Creamy, tangy, savory

Serving suggestions:
- Serve hot as a main dish or as a starter.

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Region: Czech

Taste: Savory, Creamy, Comforting, Flavorful