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Raejuusto and Potato Soup Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 cup raejuusto cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Large pot
- Immersion blender or regular blender

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent.

2. Add diced potatoes and chicken or vegetable broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

3. Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree the soup until smooth.

4. Add crumbled raejuusto cheese and heavy cream to the pot. Stir until the cheese is melted and the soup is heated through.

5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Medium heat
Serving size:
This recipe serves 4-6 people.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 280
Fat: 16g
Carbohydrates: 24g
Protein: 9g
Sodium: 650mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of cheese you prefer instead of raejuusto cheese.
- If you don't have heavy cream, you can use half-and-half or whole milk instead.

- Add cooked bacon or ham for a meatier soup.
- Add chopped kale or spinach for added nutrition.
- Use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes for a sweeter soup.

Tips and tricks:
- Be sure to blend the soup until it is completely smooth for a creamy texture.
- If the soup is too thick, add more broth or water to thin it out.
- Garnish with chopped herbs, croutons, or shredded cheese for added flavor.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- You can also freeze the soup for up to 3 months.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the soup in a pot over medium heat until heated through.
- You can also reheat in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the soup in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of chopped herbs on top.

- Chopped herbs
- Croutons
- Shredded cheese

- Serve with a side salad or crusty bread for a complete meal.

Suggested side dishes:
- Mixed greens salad with vinaigrette dressing
- Garlic bread

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the soup is too thin, simmer it for a few more minutes to thicken it up.
- If the soup is too thick, add more broth or water to thin it out.

Food safety advice:
- Be sure to cook the soup to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it is safe to eat.
- Store leftover soup in the refrigerator or freezer promptly to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
- Raejuusto cheese is a traditional Finnish cheese made from cow's milk.

Flavor profiles:
- Creamy, savory, and slightly tangy from the raejuusto cheese.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the soup hot with a side salad or crusty bread for a comforting meal.

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Region: Finnish

Taste: Creamy, Savory, Comforting, Homey