Have you ever seen the movie Jiro Dreams of Sushi? Those who find themselves obsessive over anything, especially food, will identify.
When I wake at 4 AM mind racing, I think about the ingredients in my fridge and potential recipes. I’m no Jiro, but it’s these few precious minutes each day when I let my mind run wild, unchecked and anything is possible.
Perhaps one of the things keeping me up at night, is that I’ve recently left the corporate world where the salary was large but the personal satisfaction was small. Nowadays, I strive to work with ingredients I can snag for $.99 a pound and still turn out dishes that make Bello happy. Which also explains why I can recall what’s in my fridge at 4 AM from bed, hyperawareness of money!
This soup was dreamed up one morning, while laying in bed, the stream of thought something like “I barely have anything for dinner tonight… can I come up with something… let’s see, eggplant and potatoes, seriously… well actually…”
What makes this dish blog worthy is the crispy potatoes. Combine a simple yet rich soup with a crispy substantial bite and the results were surprising. Rich, filling and completely winter comfort food worthy.
Like most soups, measurements can be blissfully glanced over here, not strictly adhered to. Ingredients: Crispy Potato Directions: Soup Directions:
Cream of Eggplant Soup with Crispy Potatoes
Crispy Potato Directions:
Ladle soup in bowls and top with a little extra cream, crispy potatoes and parsley piled in the middle of the bowl.
That’s it – tuck in and enjoy!