Happy St. Patrick's Day. This may not be an official Irish recipe, but it's still a nice St. Paddy's Day dish, and with spring still a long way away for many us, it's also a nice, soothing hot soup for a cold winter night.
This classic dish comes from the Rosie's Riveting Recipes cookbook, although many of you may have similiar versions in your own family recipe boxes.
• 2 cups raw potatoes
• 2 tablespoons margarine
• 1 tablespoon chopped onion
• 1 quart milk
• 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Chop potatoes fine or grate them. Add potatoes, margarine, and onion to the milk. Cook the mixture over low heat until the potatoes are tender, stirring regularly. By that time the starch from the potatoes will have thickened the milk slightly. Add salt and pepper.
Modern Variation: To give this soup some extra zing try adding bacon, ham, or corn. Butter or olive oil may be used instead of margarine.