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Tami's French Fry Soup

Tami's French Fry Soup 2.000

Scott Suchman for The Washington Post

Nov 3, 2015

This soup is the creamy, hearty solution to leftover french fries that don't reheat well, and it can use up what's left in cartons of cream or broth, too.

To create even more body, add a few dabs of cream cheese or handfuls of your favorite shredded cheese; to add tang, stir in a little yogurt or sour cream. Have a few roasted carrots or sweet potatoes? Toss 'em in. The recipe is adaptable.

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Tested size: 2-3 servings; makes about 4 cups

  • 9 ounces (about 3 1/2 packed cups) cooked french fries
  • 3 1/2 cups store-bought or homemade no-salt-added vegetable broth (see related recipe; may substitute no-salt-added chicken broth), or more as needed
  • Splash white wine (may substitute malt vinegar)
  • Splash heavy cream or milk (optional)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • A few dashes malt vinegar

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Put the french fries in a medium saucepan and pour the broth over them. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low; cook, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes, until the french fries are quite soft. Remove from the heat.

Use an immersion (stick) blender to puree until smooth. Stir in the wine and the cream or milk, if using. Taste, adding salt and pepper as needed (the amounts depend on how the fries were originally seasoned). If the consistency is too thick, stir in more broth.

If desired, stir together the ketchup (to taste) and enough malt vinegar to thin it out to the desired consistency.

Ladle the soup into bowls. Dot or drizzle each portion with the thinned ketchup; serve hot.

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From Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, resident Tami Elder.

Tested by Kara Elder.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 3): 270

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 12g 18%

Saturated Fat: 3g 15%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 300mg 12%

Total Carbohydrates: 37g 12%

Dietary Fiber: 3g 12%

Sugar: 6g

Protein: 3g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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