Soups are a great way to lose weight and get your dosage of vegetables. Most importantly they are nutritious and generally do not cost a lot of money. As I bought a slow cooker over the holidays I occasionally like to try new recipes that range from steak to desert. In this case I was impressed by this peasant potato soup. It was easy to make and tasted hardy.
Since it is a basic soup for peasants you can add other items like sausage, additional vegetables or even shrimp. When you understand the basics you can do anything you want to the mixture and experiment. Some things will work well and others won’t.
8 potatoes chopped
1 onion diced
2-4 tablespoons margarine
2 chicken or vegetable bouillon cubes
2 cloves garlic
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
Chives for garnish
Cheddar for garnish
Salt, pepper and other preferred seasonings to taste.
Cube all of the mixture pieces and place within the slow cooker. Leave the evaporated milk until the end. Put enough water into the mixture until it just barely covers the potatoes. Cook on high for four hours. Mix in the evaporated milk. You may either mash or puree the mixture. If you want a chunkier soup then mash and a creamer soup should be pureed.
Ladle into bowls and garnish with chives and cheddar. You can add additional spicing before serving. The batch should make somewhere around 12-16 servings. 300 calories per serving, 48g carbs and 8 protein.