*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      HORTOSOUPA     (VEGETABLE SOUP)
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Greek
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         SPALDING
    2      pounds        Potatoes
    2                    Onions (or 3)
    4                    Carrots (or 5)
    1 1/2  pounds        Ripe tomatoes (approx.) OR
    1      can           Whole tomatoes (30 oz.)
    1      bn            Celery
   10      cups          Water
    1      tablespoon    Coarse salt
    1      dash          Pepper
    2      tablespoons   Shortening or other oil
                         Croutons (optional)
 
 Wash, clean, and chop the potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery. Add to the water
and boil for 20 min. Add salt and tomatoes (if you are using ripe tomatoes,
pierce with fork) and cook for 30 to 45 min.
 Remove from the heat.  Pass all the vegs. through a strainer or puree machine or
blender, then return to the pot. Add a little pepper and stir in the shortening
or serve the soup and add oil at the table.
 Serve with croutons.
 
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