Browned Butter Potato Soup

This soup won honorable mention in the Homemade Soups Contest in The 1993 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Congratulations to Marge Larson and Patty Johnson (mother and daughter) of Mora, Minnesota.

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5 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
9 to 10 cups water
4 cups diced potatoes
1 1/2 cups diced celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
drop noodles


In a soup kettle, brown butter and flour until it turns a dark caramel color. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender. Just before serving time, make and add the drop noodles.

Drop Noodles


3 eggs
3/4 to 1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt


Mix together with a spoon until mixture is thick but pourable. Pour by the spoonful into the boiling soup and cook until firm. 

Cooking & Recipes


Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Preparation Method


Marge Larson and Patty Johnson, Mora, Minnesota

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Good stuff!

Good stuff!