Cream of Potato & Vegetable Soup
submitted by Chalk
4 T. butter flavored Crisco (butter is better if you have it)
1 small chopped onion or 2 T. dehydrated onion flakes (rehydrated)
1 can chicken broth
5 C. cubed potatoes -- fresh, canned or dehydrated
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 C. flour
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup water
2 cans mixed vegetables -- may substitute dehydrated
8 ounces Spam, cubed (optional) -- may substitute
Melt Crisco in Dutch oven (or large pot). Stir in onion and cook 2-3 minutes. Add broth, salt, pepper and potatoes.
Cook 15 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. In a small bowl, combine flour and a small amount of evaporated milk until you get a paste, mixing until all the flour lumps are smoothed out. Stir milk mixture and water into potato mixture. Add vegetables and Spam (if you decide to use it).
Cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Serve hot with crackers or fried corn bread.
Yield: 6 large servings
Sally's comments: We had a German TV reporter come to the house to interview us about our Y2K preparations. I thought it would be fun to demonstrate what we are doing, so I cooked this
soup. It got rave reviews!
Copyright © Sally Strackbein