Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Potato Soup Extraordinaire (Cheap!)

With the busy season upon us as we hurry to celebrate our various holidays, mealtime can become a problem. Instead of opting for take out or sandwiches, make your own delicious potato/tuna soup. (You could call it a chowder if you like.) This goes great with either crackers or cornbread as a light, yet satisfying, lunch or supper and the kids usually love it.

This is similar to "Simple and Delicious Potato Soup" but with a twist. It's very inexpensive, but you must plan ahead a little to save the liquid, either water or oil, from several cans of tuna over time, keeping it in the freezer until you're ready to use it. If you make a habit of doing that, you'll be ready whenever the urge strikes you.

Here is the recipe:

1 to 2 cups of tuna "liquid" 3 to 4 medium potatoes, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 can evaporated milk.

Peel and dice potatoes and onion and place in a pot with enough water to cover by an inch. Bring it to a boil, then lower heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender. The water will have been reduced by this time, but don't add more water unless there is danger of scorching. Instead, add the tuna liquid and the milk and heat through. If you are using tuna water rather than oil, add a tablespoon of butter to the soup before serving.

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