Jan 1, 2010

hot dog -soup

it's been such a long time since my last soup... bear with me, there is a reason(s) for this soup. since i was working, certain someone went grocery shopping, he got hot dogs and potato salad ('cause you ain't finnish if you don't eat hot dogs and potato salad at new year's). it also happened that yesterday i fell asleep well before midnight, and we did have those tarts, etc, so we didn't eat the hot dogs yesterday. anyways, we had hot dogs, it's very cold outside, therefore nice hot bowl of soup was in order.

oh, the other reason was that i joined poineer woman's tasty kitchen and i wanted to submit my first recipe on that site. so there.

here's my hot dogs sliced to 1 cm slices

celery sliced to ½ cm slices

rutabaga that i dug out of the freezer, chopped to 1 cm cubes

carrots chopped to 1½ cm cubes

small white onion minced fine

i usually use this nonstick pot to make my soups, it works best for browning sausages / hot dgos, sauteeing veggies before adding stock to it. this time i started by browning the hot dogs on high heat, just a minute or two to get some color on them, removed them onto a plate to wait.

then i sauteed the onion on it's own to soften it, then added the above mentioned veggies, kept sauteeing the mixture for a couple of minutes before adding ½ liter (or enough to barely cover the veggies) of home made stock from the freezer, a bayleaf and ½ tsp of chilli oil (you won't get the heat but it does give substance) and cooked this for 10 mins.

as a rule i don't use any salt in my cooking (there is some in the hot dogs and the stock), but feel free to use some to taste.

now, i used these veggies because they were what i had in the fridge. if i'd been shopping with an intention to make a soup, i would have gotten parsnips, celeriac and leeks, maybe some cabbage, too.

after 10 mins i added potatoes and cooked for another 15 mins

after the 15 mins i turned off the heat and added the hot dogs and let the pot sit on the stove for 5 mins before adding some parsley.

here's the soup plated. i have rye bread with my soups, with some cheese on top, but i would imagine a grilled cheese sandwich might be nice accompaniment as well

the recipe? well, hopefully it will be at tasty kitchen

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