Cooking With The Smiling Chef: Potato and Cabbage Soup

Cooking With The Smiling Chef: Potato and Cabbage Soup_Brendon D'Souza_1


I pity the poor cabbage that was snapped up in an instant then left to rot at the bottom of fridge. Introduce Mr. Savoy to Ms. Desiree (or maybe he’d prefer Mr. Coliban) and you have a match made in veggie heaven.

Prep Time 10 mins | Cooking Time 20 mins | Serves 4-6


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Australian garlic cloves, minced
  • 200g cabbage (Savoy or any other variety), finely chopped
  • 1 large brown onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 200g desiree potatoes (or any other variety you have), washed and finely diced
  • 500mL chilled chicken or vegetable stock
  • 25g parsley, chopped
  • Cheese biscuits, to serve

For the soup base heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, cabbage, onion and potatoes and fry for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cabbage is golden. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes before adding the chilled stock. Generally, it’s best to allow the soup to cool completely before blending.

Puree the soup by transferring the mixture to a blender and pulsing till smooth. Return to the saucepan with the parsley and bring to a simmer. Season and serve with cheese biscuits.






Writer’s note: A version of this article was first published in Grapeshot Magazine Issue 3|Volume 6| March 2014: The Chase.

Happy Cooking and Keep Smiling,

Brendon 🙂


3 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m glad you said wait until you cool the soup down before blending ! Few months ago I didn’t wait and the because of the build up of steam the blender popped its lid! It was a very interesting addition to the kitchen walls…..


    1. Thanks for the comment Emily 🙂 Oh no, what colour was the soup? I’ve definitely been in the same situation before. I once was in a rush to make a creamy chicken and corn soup. The whole kitchen smelt of dairy for a week 😛


      1. Well it was potato, cauliflower and broccoli soup .. So it looked great !! And I couldn’t seem to wipe up all the broccoli bits so for a while I was finding bits in random places in the kitchen. It had a little bit of milk but lots of butter, so it was a very interesting smell 🙂


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