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Potato And Watercress Soup



This is another of the great classic combination soups whereby a potato soup with raw watercress and tomato.


Serves 4

  • 2 lb (900 g) potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 2 onions, sliced

  • 2 pts (1.11) water

  • 1/2 pt (275 ml) milk

  • 2 bunches watercress, finely chopped

  • 2 raw tomatoes, chopped

  • dash of white wine

  • salt, pepper, nutmeg or mace to taste

  1. Boil the potatoes and onions until soft. Pure, return to the heat and add milk, plenty of pepper and a scraping of nutmeg or mace.

  2. When ready to serve stir in the watercress leaves and chopped tomato.

  3. Check seasoning and add salt. The dash of white wine, added cautiously so as not to curdle the milk, gives the soup a lift.

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