Sunday, April 3, 2011

Burnt Soup


First off, let me apologize for my computer that seems to have a mind of its own and creates wonky type order sequences. I guess the title of this post could be construed as a dish gone really wrong. I was never quite able to wrap my head around something being burnt and good at the same time. My mother tells the story of growing up in a very small town in Poland where nobody had much and at home, making something out of nothing was the norm. The ongoing challenge for me is to keep alive these recipes all of which have been shared by my mother together with a story that inevitably accompanies the recipe. Val of More Than Burnt Toast" has an ongoing event called "Invite a Blogger to Your Table" What better way to keep old recipes alive than to share with a blogger friend across the ocean, I invited our first Adopt a Blogger - Hope from Hopie's Kitchen to share the Equal Opportunity Kitchen table... even if it's virtual. Maybe one day, we'll all get together and make this peasant soup in person. Here are the rulea: 1) Choose a dish to prepare and invite 1(one) blogger to create that dish with you. You can source your recipe from a cookbook, magazine, blog or any other source. Your dish can be sweet or savoury; easy or complicated. 2) Decide upon a date that you can both mutually post your recipe within a 4 week time frame. 3) Link back to More Than Burnt Toast http://morethanburnttoast.blogspot.com/ somewhere in your post as the caretaker of this event. 4) Please feel free to use the Avatar/Badge above "Invite a Blogger to Your Table" 5) Once you have made your dish with your blogging friend or friends and posted it, you can choose to STOP or CONTINUE on and "invite another blogger to your table" to make something DIFFERENT on a mutually agreeable date within the next 4 week time frame. 6) If you would like to please e-mail Val at bloggerstable(AT)gmail(DOT)com for no other reason than to let her know you have participated. She would love to see what you have accomplished. 7) Cut and paste these instructions into your post and contact a friend. Let magic happen and let's get cooking!!!

2 Tbsp olive oil or butter 1 med-large onion, diced 3 Tbsp flour 6-7 cups boiled water 4-5 potatoes, diced salt and pepper to taste Fry diced onion in soup pot until just before the burn stage - really brown Add flour and make a rue (if it's too dry, add a little more oil or butter) Add boiled water and diced potatoes; cook until potatoes are done salt and pepper Add a piece of crusty bread or good pumpernickle - the best StumbleUpon

7 comments:

bellini valli said...

Your soup is perfect for these inbetween days and I love the history behind the dish. Thank you so much for continuing with the Invite a Blogger to Your Table event and sharing this family favourite!

kat said...

Sometimes simple is the best

That Girl said...

Did you ever read "stone soup" to your kids when they were little? It was one of my favorites and your story reminds me of it.

Hopie said...

Yours looks delicious! Thanks for inviting me! I thought of the story Stone Soup too when I was making it. It has that something-from-nothing feel :-)

Comfy Cook said...

Val has a super idea and a kind one and your following in her footsteps speaks volumes about both of you.

After Passover, I would like to do this, also.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Well I think your soup looks good and I loved your story!

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Ladies - what's not to like about this soup and its history?

Warm wishes for a wonderful Passover...I bet you've been busy :)
LL

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