Saturday, August 24, 2013

Yummy Soup...Old School.

I thought I would share a recipe with you today. I love to cook as a way to make me feel better. I don't see it as a chore, I see it as a way to relax.

Unfortunately, it's hard to find things that all my family will eat!

I find older cook books tend to give me better recipes, a little bit simpler. I love finding them in car boot sales, they are little treasures that no one else seems to want. One of my favourite old cook books, is this one......

I sooo love this book, and it's my favourite recipe from it that I am sharing with you today. As usual I have adapted the recipe, to suit my family's taste. The original has ham added, which should be lightly fried before adding. I shall indicate where this happens.

Potato and sweetcorn Soup


6 Medium Maris Piper Potatoes, peeled and cut up
Chicken Stock (Can use Vegetable Stock if preferred)
1 onion, finely chopped
120g of Sweetcorn (Frozen, tinned or fresh is suitable)
850ml of Milk


Boil the potatoes and chopped onions in the stock, until soft, around 15-20 minutes.
Strain the potatoes, keeping about 3/4 of a pint of the strained liquid.
Mash the potatoes well, then put the reserved liquid back in and mix well.
(If you want to add cooked ham, this is where you do it. Fry the ham in a couple of spoons of butter/margarine, for a couple of minutes. Then add a tablespoon of flour, mix and add to the potato)
Add the sweetcorn and milk to the potato, and warm through.
I don't add the full amount of milk, I like a nice thick soup. My advice would be add the milk gradually, until you reach the consistency you desire.
Season to taste, you can also add a little parsley....personally I can't stand the stuff!

So that is my relatively simple recipe, that tastes utterly delicious. It's a big winner in our house.

Basing the recipe on 600g of potatoes and a large, strained tin of sweetcorn, I made it go between 5 full bowls. Using MyFitnessPal, it worked out as 217 calories per serving.

If you decide to try it do let me know!

This post is an entry for #MarisPiperBritMums Linky Challenge ( sponsored by Potato Council for Potato Week 7 – 13 October, celebrating the varieties of potatoes and how we like to eat them.
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1 comment:

  1. I love finding old cook books at car boots too! This looks like something my fussy children would eat. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part


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