So I was greedy the other day, finding kumara (sweet potato) on special, I bought 2kg. That is a LOT of kumara and I was struggling to get thru it all. What do you do when you have too much stuff in the fridge? Stew it or soup it!
Slicing the peeled kumara (approx 500g / 1lb – so not a lot) thinly, I slow roasted it in rice bran oil, in a cast iron pan with some salt and pepper. Nothing fancy. But I let them cook til melting with a touch of caramelisation going on!
Next I added an onion (in the last 15 mins, so it cooked down into the mix) as well, also near the end, I added a little (English) curry powder. Of course I also seasoned appropriately with more salt and pepper.
If I had to guess, the lot cooked for 45 mins.
Once it was cooked, I added 2c of vege stock and simmered it awhile then poured the lot into a blender. (A stick whizz would do the job but I’d made french onion soup so the blender was already out!)
To this mix, I added some warmed milk (to your preferred consistency, I used about a cup) before putting it back in a pot and allowing it to simmer some more .. maybe 10 mins, tops.
Now this would be delicious on it’s own but I had to faff with it 😉
I kept some thinly sliced kumara aside and deep fried it in rice bran oil, twice .. they were my garnish .. along with a dollop of sour cream and some chopped parsley.
CJ assures me it was delish. Let me know what you think!