Since I'm lucky enough to go through the Swedish school system when home-economics actually included the textbook including lots of quick and easy recipes for two, this recipe is from my home-economics book. About 30 minutes from beginning to end.
Potatoe & Onion Soup
1/2 leek or 1 yellow onion
1/2 tbs margarine or butter
3 medium size potatoes
2 cups of water
1 bullion cube (I use Knorr's vegetarian bullion cube).
2 tbs cut parsley or leek for decoration (optional)
- Peel and rinse the potatoes; clean and rinse the leek. Cut into thin slices.
- Melt the margarine in a pot (about 3 quarts size).
- Fry the onion in the melted margarine (just for a little bit so that the onion is soft).
- Add potatoes, water, bullion cube, stir and bring to a boil.
- Turn down the heat and allow the soup to simmer for about 15 minutes under lid.
- When the soup is done, add salt and pepper to taste, whisk the soup to break up the potatoes.
- Decorate with either parsley or leek (optional).
This has been a staple recipe for me ever since I moved out of the college dorms, so by now I just eyeball this ... if I have too much potatoes, I just add more water. I always use yellow onion, I'd like it better that way.
Tonight I just used half a yellow onion and four potatoes and it turned out great. I always skip the salt, but always add a little pepper to spice it up. I'm pretty sure it would be OK to substitute the water and the bullion cube with two cups of chicken broth, but I have never tried that. Added bonus, leftovers taste great for lunch the next day.