a super bowl of soup

Very exciting: I finally, finally bought a new camera. Something a wee more impressive than my former 6 megapixel point-and-shoot. Isn’t it purty?

Not exciting: I wasn’t feeling too hot today. And though we had no plans to watch the football part of the Superbowl, I did have homemade onion rings in mind. Maybe some feta dip with pita. Disappointed to resort to something tamer, yet tired of hot tea and ramen noodles, I made it off the sofa by 7pm to whip up this thick, tasty soup. Andrew enjoyed it, agreed it wasn’t too sweet-potatoe-y, proving this is more than Get-Well Soup.

This was inspired by a far more ambitious recipe I’m eager to try on a better day, but another quick soup to add to your repertoire and mine. With so few ingredients, it’s an inexpensive and simple dish.

Speedy Sweet Potato Soup with Grilled Bread

a Super Bowl Sunday Linvention

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into two-inch chunks

3 cups chicken broth

1 bunch scallions, roughly chopped

1 tbsp. butter

I like these palm-tools for washing and peeling potatoes

In a pot over medium-low heat, add the butter and onions. Stir until soft, but not browned. When the onions are soft, add the broth and potatoes, increasing the heat to boil the soup. Once boiling, lower to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are fork tender.

When the potatoes are tender, puree with an immersion blender, or pour into an upright blender. This is a wonderfully thick soup. Topped with some sliced scallions and freshly ground pepper—the soup is lovely with fresh bread.

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One response to “a super bowl of soup

  1. Pops

    Any suggestions for a great bowl of thick clam chowder?
    Love the blog.
    Happy Valentine’s Day

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