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Soup served with a dollop of mash...?

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 11th, 2017, 1:56 pm

I grew up eating bowls of soup, usually tinned, with a big dollop of homemade mash dropped in the middle. :chops:

Does anyone else have this?

We would usually have tinned Heinz cream of tomato. These days I have either homemade soup or Covent Garden Soup Co with instant mash with a good scoop of butter and squirt of English mustard. Tonight is carrot & butternut with mash mixture waiting for me to get the kettle to it. As usual a good drop of extra hot chilli sauce has gone into the soup.

Any favourite combinations?
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Re: Soup served with a dollop of mash...?

Postby suffolk » July 11th, 2017, 2:15 pm

Can't be doing with instant mash .... always tastes odd to me :sprout:

I like potatoes in soup but real, not instant ... today I chopped a couple of peeled potatoes, sweated them in some butter with a chopped leek, simmered for 15 mins in water with a chicken stock cube and then mashed it all with a potato masher and added a dollop of creme fraiche and stirred .... enough for two very large portions for pennies. Certainly cheaper than Covent Garden Soup
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Re: Soup served with a dollop of mash...?

Postby scullion » July 11th, 2017, 4:25 pm

i've only ever put a sprinkle of grated cheddar in tomato soup, never mash.
the only prep'd soup i buy is the occasional tin of tomato.
tonight i'm making acquacotta - maybe without the egg addition.
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Re: Soup served with a dollop of mash...?

Postby StokeySue » July 11th, 2017, 5:14 pm

I keep economy / value /basic instant mash specifically for correcting the thickness of home made soup. Must be economy as that's the kind that has no added flavours or dairy, just potato and a trace of emulsifier. I just whisk in a little at a time until I like the consistency.

If I've had an upset tum, I sometimes thicken ready made soup with the potato to make something comforting.

Don't really like tomato soup
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Re: Soup served with a dollop of mash...?

Postby Catherine » July 11th, 2017, 5:18 pm

To each their own Tezza, if you like it that's all that matters
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Re: Soup served with a dollop of mash...?

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 11th, 2017, 5:25 pm

Well, tonight's Covent Garden, which was on offer in Sainsbury's and a treat from my Mum, was overly flavoured with cumin if I detect right. Not too nice! The mash was the best bit. Instant mash reminds me of school dinners which I have fond memories of. Tonight I made it a little too sloppy but flavoured with American style mustard. Okay for a quick meal.
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Re: Soup served with a dollop of mash...?

Postby earthmaiden » July 11th, 2017, 6:42 pm

No, we didn't have that when I was growing up - but it sounds quite tasty!

I have no objection to instant mash - obviously it isn't fresh mashed potato but I know that. Since going to Slimming World, if I am freally hungry, one of my secret vices is instant mash with baked beans stirred in - and sometimes a fried eggs (using spray fat of course ;) . I have hardly eaten such stodge for years and it really fills a gap - and is within the rules and quite tasty, in fact I have had some of my best weight loss weeks when almost living on it, :oops:.

Talking of soup, I grew up in the era when Campbells condensed soups were all the rage as sauces. A favourite in our family was either Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom mixed (undiluted) with a tin of tuna and poured over plain mashed potatoes (no added butter etc as it was already quite rich). I tried it once more recently but the salt content was too much for me.
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Re: Soup served with a dollop of mash...?

Postby aero280 » July 11th, 2017, 6:46 pm

Never put mash in soup. But a spoonful of clotted cream in plain tomato soup was always welcome! :)
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Re: Soup served with a dollop of mash...?

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » July 11th, 2017, 7:15 pm

I'm not a fan of mash anyway but the thought of the two textures together puts my teeth on edge. It's the same as when people put perfectly poached eggs in soup . I think the liquid yolk and semi set white would ruin a good soup.
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Re: Soup served with a dollop of mash...?

Postby StokeySue » July 11th, 2017, 7:53 pm

I generally don't like the fad for putting a poached egg on anything and everything nice on toast or good smoked haddock but not much else IMO, I really don't like them in soup and asparagus and runny egg is simply disgusting to me, though I know it is for some reason very popular
Actually, poached egg on good mash, or a rosti or potato pancake is good
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