Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Hot Potato, hot potato....hot potato, hot potato
Those Wiggles sure know what they're talking about...I may not agree with the cold spaghetti or the mashed banana... but Hot potato certainly is the thing. Particularly in Autumn and Winter as it is here down under. While those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are complaining of heatwaves and hot days, down here (particularly right down here in Melbourne) we are getting chilblains.
So what better to warm up with than a hot potato...
or in this case POTATO SOUP.
INGREDIENTS. - 2 lbs. of potatoes
1 stick of celery
1 1/2 pints of milk
2 oz. of butter
2 oz. of sago or tapioca
salt and pepper
2 quarts of water
MODE. - Cut up the vegetables, using only the white part of the leek, and put them in a lined saucepan with the butter.
Let them cook for about 10 minutes but not take colour; then add the milk and water and boil about 3/4 of an hour, or till it is soft enough to run through a fine sieve.
Boil it again, adding more milk if necessary, and the sago, which should simmer, till transparent.
TIME. 1 1/4 hours or rather more. Average Cost, 10d. SUFFICIENT for 6 persons. SEASONABLE in winter.
I thought this was quite tasty. My husband did not. Still, there's no accounting for taste. Requires some salt.