*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
                  Potato Soup with Worst and Garden Herbs
 Recipe By     : AllerHande
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:35
 Categories    : Starters*                        Soups and stews*
                 Quick dishes*
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
  500      grams         potatoes
      1/2  liter         water
    1                    beef bouillon tablet -- (or less) *
    1      deciliter     sparkling white wine
                         freshly ground pepper -- to taste
   50      grams         gekookte worst **
    4      takjes        parsley, finely chopped -- about 1/4 cup
    4      takjes        selderij***, finely chopped -- about 1/4 cup
 * A Dutch bouillon tablet is good for 1/2 liter (about 2 cups) water;
 an American cube is good for 1 cup water.
 ** “Gekookte worst” is a worst, 2-3 in diameter. When we get a
 craving for a bologna sandwich, this is what we use. It doesn't
 really look like bologna - it’s smaller around and a bit coarser
 in texture, but the taste is similar. I think you could substitute
 some good-quality bologna.
 *** Can't think of the English word for “selderij”. It looks like
 flat parsley; tastes a bit of celery. Just use more parsley if you
 can't find anything similar.
 Peel, wash, then dice the potatoes.
 Put the pots in a pan with the water, bouillon tablet, and wine.
 Bring to a boil; put a lid on, turn down the heat, and simmer for 20 min,
 till the pots are done.
 Let cool for a bit.
 Puree the pots and cooking liquid; return to pan.
 [This is a good point to put it in the frig, if you're making ahead.]
 [I thought it was a bit gelatinous, as potato soups are wont to be, at this
 point, so I added another cup of water (that I whizzed in the blender to
 clean it out.]
 Remove the skin from the worst.
 Cut the worst into “matchsticks” up to 2 long.
 Finely chop the parsley and selderij.
 Warm the soup broth.
 Stir in the worst and herbs and heat till warmed through.
 Serves 2 as main course, or 4-6 as starter.
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