Wednesday, February 22, 2006

How fast can you make potato soup?

Would you like some potato soup? Would you like it if you could make a bowl for one person in about 10 minutes?

You need: a small potato; celery; spices; salt. Possibly some broth or bouillon. Olive oil.

- Dice a small potato and toss into a microwave-safe bowl, something bigger than your average cereal bowl if possible.
- Add water to cover, then add a little more. If you have some beef or chicken broth handy, you can use that instead.
- Add about a teaspoon of olive oil.
- Stir to separate all the potato pieces & coat them with water. This will help keep them from sticking to each other.
- Add spices and salt to taste. I used a commercial Italian seasoning mix. You could use oregano and garlic powder. Or you could use a bouillion cube or broth seasoning packet.
- Cook for 3 minutes on high. Stir. Repeat.
- Taste a piece of potatoe to verify that they are soft and mostly cooked.
- Add chopped celery. If you have some cooked meat handy, you can add that at this point. For example, some ground beef or ground pork would be nice.
- Cook one more minute


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