Kielbasa Potato Soup

  • Prep Time
    16 Mins
  • Cook Time
    45 Mins
  • Serving
    6
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    568
The doner is a Turkish creation of meat, often lamb, but not necessarily so, that is seasoned, stacked in a cone shape, and cooked slowly on a vertical rotisserie. As the outer layers of the meat cooks, it’s shaved off and served in a pita or other flatbread with vegetables and sauce. Doner is the “mother,” as it were, of Arabic shawarma, Mexican al pastor, and the popular Greek gyros. Although the sliced meat can be served on a platter with rice and cooked vegetables, it’s most popular as a sandwich eaten as fast street food. You might find tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, red onion, cucumbers, or pickles inside the pita, and the sauce might be Greek yogurt-based tzatziki or Middle Eastern tahini. Making an authentic doner kebab at home can be a bit tricky although still possible if you have the set up for a slow cooking vertical rotating spit. For most home kitchens, however, some improvisation will be required. But the flavors and spices will be easier to recreate than the exact shape. You can form ground lamb into balls and thread them on skewers, but the easiest way to get the sliced look of a street doner kebab is to make a sort of meatloaf.

Ingredients

Directions

This is a hearty soup for cold winter days and combines the flavors of your favorite potato soup with the awesomeness of kielbasa.

Step 1

In a dutch oven saute´ the kielbasa until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Step 2

Add the onion, carrot and celery into the dutch oven you just crisped up the kielbasa in and cook until softened. Stir in the garlic and red chili flakes and cook until fragrant.

Step 3

Add the potatoes and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer and cook for 10-12 minutes with the lid on until potatoes are fork tender.

Step 4

Take a ladle of the soup and mix it with the milk to temper it. Pour this mixture into the pot and add the kielbasa back in. Let this simmer for about 10 minutes to allow time for the flavors to blend.

Step 5

Add in some cheddar cheese and stir until completely melted. Simmer the soup for a few minutes so it thickens up slightly. Present in bowls and add some chopped parsley to the top.

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