We're crashing the shopping around the world segment.
But it's a potato. Who doesn't have a favourite potato recipe?
Ours is a knock-off of a knock-off of Zuppe Toscana.
Now, the REAL recipe calls for bacon, cream and kale.
Having grown up in Virginia, the word kale
brings back images of a black-green glob of sludge--ugh--
on the school lunch plate. So kale is definitely OUT,
and so are bacon and cream.
Basically, it has Italian sausages....which flavours the soup...so highly spiced are recommended.
chicken stock...or vegetable if that's what SHE grabs
Bok choi, or chinese cabbage, or regular cabbage
in place of the K ingredient.
Chop the onion, celery and stems of bok choi.
Saute in olive oil until sausage browned.
Chop potatoes into bite-size pieces, add, and cover with stock
or water (in our case) with the right amount of stock powder.
You can add some pepper at this point, but be careful of salt if using stock powder or cubes.
Simmer until potatoes are cooked.
Chop up the K substitute, place in bowl.
The hot soup will wilt it.
Add some milk (or cream), salt and pepper to taste
Now, the cost is difficult as most of the ingredients we
have in the cupboard and use very minute amounts.
Sausages $1 each (used three)
Potatoes $1 for two
Bok choi $1.25
Stock powder $.10
Makes about 3 bowls AUD$6.20
As the saying goes 'You are what you eat.'
so that makes HER, fast, easy and cheap!