potato soup, senorita style

this is our mom’s recipe and therefore this blog post is dedicated to her!

it doesn’t matter that baltimore is in the grip of the hottest heat wave we can remember, hot soup is still a wonderful thing to come home to. well, dani will be coming home to it, at least; as acting chef du jour, i’m making it. ‘it’ being gorgeous, savory potato soup!

we have crusty ciabatta, lots of aircon, and a new show to watch (mad men) … it just might be the perfect evening.

the recipe:

hastily written in the grocery store parking lot on the back of a kabbalah class flyer i picked up in brooklyn last weekend

if you can’t read/follow that gibberish … see below!

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • l large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • salt / pepper / parsley to taste

1. melt the butter!

2. saute the celery and onion until translucent, approximately 10 minutes or so

please admire our colorful kitchenware

this isn't the best example of translucent, but i got really tired of waiting for it. patience is not one of my virtues.

3. add your cubed potatoes, then cover completely with chicken broth

side note: it took approximately FOREVER to peel the potatoes, mostly because i couldn’t find our veggie peeler. why, you ask? take a look at how many drawers we have:

... and this is just one wall!

4. cook until mush (mom’s exact words)

5. using a hand beater, mix/chop/beat the soup until blended.

6. add the evaporated milk, return to the stove, and heat until hot. <– we know, we know. you got it!

7. cut slices of ciabatta, slather with olive oil, and bake for 5-6 minutes.

8. feast!



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