Using equal amounts of butter and flour, melt butter and add some chopped onion and saute until onions are tender. Whisk in flour and simmer a while to make a light roux. Add milk to make a thin white gravy.
Meanwhile, make a pot of your best mashed potatoes--butter, seasonings and all. Mash well and add to the white gravy until desired thickness. Taste again for seasoning. Add some finely shopped parsley and heat all through. YUMMO! ~ pen
Make roux as above (no milk) and add 1/2 T sweet paprika chopped parsley, 1 bay leaf salt and pepper to taste,add chicken stock, cook cubed potatoes in this until done.you can add a handfull of fine noodles or any small italian pasta.When done, in soup plate stir 1T sour cream ddig some of the hot soup than add to pot.
bavarian: boil baking potatoes for `1//2 hour. abut 1 lb, run through potato ricer, add a bit of farina to the hot riced potatoes, spread apart and let cool completely, add 1 egg flour as needed, fold until it all comes together into a fairly soft dough. ( as making nocchi) roll dough to 1/2" thickness cut with 2" biscuit cutter and fry in OO on both sides. nice with pork roast and baked apples.
i also serve apple fritters with this soup for lunch. or Pasta carbonara. Or my own version Pasta/cottage/parmesan cheese and rendered bits of bacon.