Ajiaco Bogotano

Cream of Potato Soup with Avocado, Chicken, and Com

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

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Rich, full-flavored, and creamy, this Latin American soup is a study in interesting textures. Chicken is the traditional garnish, though shellfish makes a nice alternative.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 2 tables



Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onions and cook until translucent, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the cumin and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the diced potatoes and 4 cups of the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until potatoes are very tender, abo