Saturday, 12 October 2013

POTATO AND PEA SOUP

This potato and pea soup is a tasty frugal soup made from a very few cheap storecupboard ingredients!
Ingredients
2 tsps butter or oil
1 large onion chopped
600g potatoes, peeled and chunked
1litre vegetable stock (use a cube with a litre of water)
250g frozen peas
2 cloves garlic (optional)
a handful of mint chopped (optional or use minted frozen peas)

Method
1. Heat the oil or butter in a large saucepan and gently fry onions and garlic (if using) for 5 minutes. Add the potatoes and stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the peas 3 minutes before the end of cooking time.
2. Blend the soup with a stick blender or in a liquidiser until smooth (loosen with a little water if too thick), season with black pepper, reheat if necessary and stir through the chopped mint if using.
3. Serve with buttered toast or chunky bread - or any bread you have!

Serves 4
Happy frugal eating!

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