Sunday, January 08, 2006

Jalapeno Potato Soup


1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup margarine
5 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
8 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup jalapeno chiles, coarsely chopped
1 pinch baking soda
4 cups evaporated milk
salt and pepper to taste
sour cream
green onions, chopped

In a large stockpot, saute onion in butter or margarine until just tender. Add potatoes, chicken broth and cumin, then cover and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 or 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add jalapenos with liquid, baking soda and evaporated milk. Coarsely mash potatoes in the pot with a potato masher. Stir well, then season with salt and pepper, Return to heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Garnish individual servings with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped green onions. Serves 16 to 18.


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