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( Golden Potato Soup )

Batata Bel Lamoun
( Golden Potato Soup )


1 large carrot, sliced
3 ribs celery with leaves, sliced
6 cups water
1 tablespoon corn oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 lb (about 6) potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
cup lemon juice
2 cubes kosher chicken consomme, crumbled or Vegetable stock
teaspoon turmeric, ground


Serves: 7


In a processor, puree carrot and celery with 3 cups of the water. Into a large pan, pour puree and remaining 3 cups of water. In a skillet, heat oil. Add garlic and stir-fry over low heat for 2 minutes, or until garlic begins to change color. Add the garlic to soup pan. Bring soup to a boil over moderate heat and skim off and discard any foam that accumulates. Add potatoes and cook over low heat for about 45 minutes. The potatoes will begin to disintegrate. At this point, remove pan from the heat and mash potatoes in pan with a hand masher or ricer. Bring soup to a boil again, add salt, lemon juice, consomme cubes and turmeric. Simmer over low heat for ½ hour longer, stirring frequently to prevent potatoes sticking to pan. The soup will have turned a golden color. Adjust salt and lemon juice, if a more intense flavour is desired. Serve hot in a soup plate with as much rice as wanted.

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