Description Edit

String bean soup

Ingredients Edit

Quicker version Edit

Directions Edit

  1. In a 3-quart saucepan, bring to a boil 1½ quarts water.
  2. Add salt, pepper, potatoes, tomatoes and onions.
  3. Simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Puree through a sieve or food mill (it should be a thin purée).
  5. Add string beans.
  6. Simmer for about 10 minutes until beans are tender.
  7. Correct the seasoning.
  8. Serve in bowls.

Quicker version Edit

It will take a little time to slice the fresh string beans in very thin (straight-across) slices. As an adaptation and for the sake of speed, here's the fast modern version of this lovely soup:.

  1. Combine potato flakes, onion powder, boiling water and tomato sauce.
  2. No puréeing is necessary.
  3. Add Italian beans to the mixture above.
  4. Simmer until beans are done.
  5. Serve in bowls or large soup plates.
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