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Potato Peel Soup
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:40:55 am »
I just downloaded this recipe today.  I haven’t tried it yet, nor have I converted to TMX, but it sounds intriguing, and very frugal:
http://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/potato-peel-soup/78e1698c-9ffe-4464-8a0c-697af5141cf3?current_section=recipesPotato Peel Soup.   

20g oil
1 large or 2 medium onions, diced
1 bay leaf
About 200g potato peelings (about as much as you’d get from preparing a decent-sized tray of roast potatoes)
500ml whole milk
500ml chicken or vegetable stock
2 tbs finely chopped parsley leaves (optional)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
To garnish:
Fried sage leaves
Fried bacon
Make sure the potatoes are well scrubbed before you peel them so the peels are very clean.


Heat the butter or oil in a medium saucepan over a medium-low heat and add the onions, bay leaf and a good pinch of salt. Sauté gently, until the onions are soft but haven’t taken on much colour, about 10 minutes.
 
Add the potato peelings and give everything a very good stir for a minute.
 
Pour in the milk and stock, season well with salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently until the peels are very tender – another 10 minutes or so.
 
Remove from the heat and cool slightly, then purée in a food processer, blender or using a stick blender until very smooth.
 
Return the soup to the pan and reheat gently. Season well with salt and pepper and stir in the chopped parsley, if using.
 
Serve in warmed bowls, topped with fried sage leaves and shards of crisp-grilled bacon, if you like. Finish with a generous grinding of pepper.
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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Re: Potato Peel Soup
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 08:44:14 am »
This caught my eye Marina. If you were too chicken to use potato peel I guess you could use potatoes.
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Re: Potato Peel Soup
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 09:22:55 am »
If I was cooking for a family still, this recipe would really suit me.  My Dad used to be horrified how thick my potato peelings were LOL.  I never use a veggie peeler on potatoes, only carrots.
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Re: Potato Peel Soup
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 12:50:47 pm »
That's interesting Judy. You could certainly make the soup. Is there a particular reason you don't use a vegie peeler on potatoes?
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Re: Potato Peel Soup
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 02:17:27 pm »
Potatoes can be odd shapes cookie and it's fiddly turning and peeling whereas a carrot you just run the peeler down as you turn.  It's probably just me but I find a knife quicker and easier. 
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Re: Potato Peel Soup
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 08:52:11 pm »
I always use a peeler, I tried using a knife at one stage and found that I had very little potato left by the time I had finished removing the peel!
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Re: Potato Peel Soup
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 02:20:37 am »
I always use a peeler, I tried using a knife at one stage and found that I had very little potato left by the time I had finished removing the peel!

Me too Marina.
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