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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:03 AM

Grandma Porter's Depression Potato Soup

Was looking for a real basic soup recipe on line and came across this. It didn't give quantities of ingredients and directions were simple as could be so I ad libbed my own quantities and it came out very well.

Ingredients

4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 eggs
water
salt and pepper

Directions

Using a 1.5 quart pot, add the potatoes and enough water to cover, should be about 1 quart combined, and boil till done
Add the 4 eggs and stir briskly
Boil a little bit longer until it appears egg mix is done
Remove from heat and stir in salt and pepper to taste

As I had nothing to eat for the day, I ate the whole thing with crushed saltine crackers. It was quite good in my opinion.

Next time I make this, I think I'll go wild and mash the spuds when done and before adding the eggs to make a creamy potato and egg soup

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Kaleva Mar 2021 OP
Freddie Mar 2021 #1
Kaleva Mar 2021 #5
samnsara Mar 2021 #2
Iliyah Mar 2021 #3
Kaleva Mar 2021 #7
rampartc Mar 2021 #4
Kaleva Mar 2021 #6
rampartc Mar 2021 #8

Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:07 AM

1. Mom used to talk about Depression soup

Grandpa owned a lunch counter/soda shop. She said people would ask for a bowl of boiling water, add ketchup and eat it with saltines or pretzels.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:15 AM

5. My dad said his mom would make them ketchup sandwiches

It was just ketchup on bread.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:11 AM

2. hmmmmmm i will have to think about this one

..something about eggs in soup

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:13 AM

3. I'm writing that down . .. .

Thanks!

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:17 AM

7. It's simple as heck and I thought quite good.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:14 AM

4. add a few onions

adds taste and vitamins.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:16 AM

6. It'd be very easy to upgrade this soup

By adding corn, beans or onions as you say.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:36 AM

8. i learned from a depression era grandmother

add whatever you got.

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