Potato Soup with Buttermilk and Garlic Scapes

2 slices of corn bread are the minumum

Two slices of cornbread are the minimum

Here is another great way to use those fantastic garlic scapes. Even better, this soup can be served cold if the days are getting hot. The cornbread should always be warm though.

Potato Soup with Buttermilk and Garlic Scapes

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups garlic scapes cut into 1/4″ pieces
  • 2 tbsp garlic scapes chopped fine
  • 2 lbs russet potatoes skinned and diced medium
  • 1 cup finely diced sweet onion
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme chopped fine
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • Salt/pepper

Heat butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Saute onion until golden. Add 1 1/2 cups of scapes cut to 1/4″ and saute until beginning to brown. Add potatoes, season with salt and pepper and sweat over low heat for 5 minutes. Add wine and sweat 5 minutes more. Turn heat to high and add stock and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil then turn heat down to a simmer and cook until potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes. Puree soup in batches until smooth then return to stock pot bring to a simmer and add buttermilk and thyme. Season with more salt and pepper and cook until thick, about 10 minutes. Serve hot or cold with lots of cornbread to crumble in. Sprinkle finely chopped scapes over finished soup before serving.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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10 Responses to Potato Soup with Buttermilk and Garlic Scapes

  1. TasteFood says:

    Love the buttermilk.

  2. Looks delicious! And the cornbread too, do you have the recipe for that too? I probably missed it 😉

  3. Raymund says:

    I need one of this now, so cold in here

  4. Kristy says:

    Mmmmm! Cornbread!!!!

  5. Tammy says:

    That looks great. I have to head out to the market this weekend as I don’t think we have garlic scales.

  6. Eva Taylor says:

    Delicious twist with the buttermilk in this soup, and way healthier than cream. The cornbread looks very tasty too. Sadly my garlic did not come up this spring, not one.

  7. Purely.. Kay says:

    I love that you added buttermilk with this. It sounds and looks so decadent.

  8. Damn, and I just used up my buttermilk on a buttermilk pie!

  9. Carolyn Chan says:

    Never even heard of a garlic scape before until now – thank goodness for Google ! And you for this yummy recipe !

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