Smashed Spud Soup
Spud is another name for potato. This recipe is enough for 4 on a chilly day.
1 pound potatoes
1 1/2 cups water
3 1/2 cups lowfat milk
2 teaspoons grated onion
1/4 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup ketchup
Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch pieces.
Put the potatoes and the water in a pot. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are very soft.
Mash the potatoes in the pot with a potato masher until they are completely smashed.
Stir the milk, onion, peanut butter, and butter into the potatoes. Cook over medium heat, stirring now and then, until the mixture starts to boil. Cook a little longer, until it is thick and creamy.
Stir in the ketchup. Add a little salt and pepper until the soup tastes just the way you like it.
© Steve Charney & David Goldbeck, The ABC’s of Fruits and Vegetables & Beyond (Ceres Press)