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Underground Soup or Stew
From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Shhh...it could be illegal somewhere because it is so good. Use only vegetables that come from under the ground, any variety. This is just a suggested assortment.
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
In large Dutch oven or soup pot, heat olive oil. Slice or dice the vegetables. Add the onion, shallot and garlic. Cook on medium heat several minutes or longer until they are browning slightly. Add the diced potatoes, turnips, yam, and parsnip. Cook several minutes while stirring to get the vegetables covered with oil. Add the broth, salt and pepper. Cover and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook 50-60 minutes. When done, garnish and season with fresh herbs or try stirring in some fresh greens such as spinach to just wilt the greens. It takes it out of the underground...
Recipe created 2003-01-21.