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potato soup
how to eat for $2 a day WITHOUT resorting to battery hen eggs

serves 1
Inspired by Julia Childís potato & leek soup from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Not exactly going to win any awards for beauty, but donít let that put you off this simple, lovely soup. Itís potatoey and onioney and comfort in a bowl Ė not to mention filling.
Feel free to scale this recipe up for as many people as you need to feed.
I used a waxy spud for this soup but I think it would be even better with a lovely floury number. And I think next time Iíd soften the onion in butter first, rather than just boiling them. And Iím keen to try it with leeks like Julia when Iím not on such a strict budget.

1 large potato, scrubbed & diced 25c
1 medium brown onion, peeled & diced 30c

small knob butter 5c

Pop potato and onion pieces in a medium saucepan and add 1 1/2cups water. Simmer for about an hour, adding more water if it starts to get too dry. Itís done when everything is meltingly soft.

Mash with a fork or potato masher until the soup is as smooth as youíd like. Stir through butter, taste and season.
cost per serving 60c