Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup

5-6 cups of stock of your choice
3 regular potatoes
3 parsnips
2 med.-large sweet potatoes

I always have a supply of stock in the freezer. Today the stock I pulled out (sort of like Russian Roulette). happened to be a ham hock stock I intended to use for pea soup, but oh well, it was already unfrozen and ready to use so I tossed the potatoes both sweet and regular and parsnips, all were peeled and washed and roughly chopped to be the same size. I cooked these until tender in the stock. Since my stock is already salted and peppered I didn't need to do anything else. But if you feel you need to, season to taste. I then mashed my potatoes and parsnip with a masher, just so there are bits and not hunks. I then tossed in 1 cup of chopped ham (also intended for pea soup) and Viola. When my husband comes home I'll whisk in 1/2 c. sour cream, re-heat and serve with my homemade cornbread. He's not getting anything else, I'm too sick to be waiting on him. and not to mention he should be cooking for me, once in awhile. Oh well I've trained him well enough that that's all he's getting. And now for the meal for my son, he doesn't do soup.


Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Irene,
non riesco a tradurre la parola "parsnips".
Che cosa รจ ?
Ciao e buona zuppa !!!

Alyce said...

I'm not too sure about the parsnips, but I'm of the opinion that pretty much everything tastes better with bacon, and maybe that holds true with ham stock too? :)

I made homemade chili and cornbread yesterday and had leftovers for lunch today - it was so yummy!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I've ever had parsnips, but we love potatoes, both kinds so this would probably be a hit at our house!

Jenners said...

I've become a huge fan of sweet potatos and this time of year is perfect for soups so this might actually get made in my house.

MuseSwings said...

The soup sounds intriguing! Parsnips are highly under rated! An entire generation of Americans left them in the dust because mom boiled them to a tasteless mush. And made us eat them. She must have been in a hurry one time because I enjoyed the complex flavor under a pat of butter.

Erica said...

Irene .....This soup sounds very interesting. I use parsnips for my Chicken soup. But I've never tried a combo like this. But will now. :-)it's looks easy, yummy and fast. My fave now is roasted sweet potatoes. Feel better.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Ahem ... first, let me say that I am so thrilled you shared that recipe because this is one I will definitely be making. I love any kind of potato soup but this sounds spectacular. Second ... your son who "doesn't do soup" can make something for himself when you're sick. You need to take care of yourself and not worry about waiting on grown men.

You're too sweet, dear Irene.

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