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Irish potato soup at Mick Morgan’s

In Newton, a kitchen experiment turned into a signature dish.

Kerryman chicken and potato soup at Mick Morgan’s in Newton.

Dina Rudick/Globe staff

Kerryman chicken and potato soup at Mick Morgan’s in Newton.

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Mick Morgan’s Irish co-owner Finbar Griffin created his lush Kerryman chicken and potato soup by accident. He mixed roasted chicken and Idaho potatoes with carrots, celery, and onions in a cream broth to create a potpie filling, tasted it, and put it on the menu as a soup special that day. It was such a hit, he never got around to adding the crust.  — Rachel Travers 

MICK MORGAN’S 118 Needham Street, Newton, 617-795-0136, mickmorgansrestaurant.com

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