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Old 11-29-2005, 10:27 PM   #11
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Great Stuff Sierra.

The third recipe (US Senate...) is very close to DW's Pea & Ham Soup where we use split peas instead of Navy beans & puree before serving.

Using the Navy beans will be an interesting for us. That is of course if we can get Navy Beans.

After the stories we've heard about the U.S. Senate, one would think that the beans used in the recipe would be human beans.....
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:13 PM   #12
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I usually mash the beans and put them back.

Do the potatoes change the texture or taste of the soup in any way?

I will cut back on the water like you suggest but am dying to make it!

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Old 11-30-2005, 11:42 PM   #13
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The mashed potatoes just make the soup creamier. Since mashed potatoes really have little or no flavor the soup's flavor is not affected.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:09 AM   #14
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I agree that the mashed Potatoes are for thickening; I'd like to know how thick the people who have eaten it there, think it was[jennyema]. Then my approach would be to follow the recipe and then thicken with my favorite thickener, which is with out taste, INSTANT MASHED POTATOES, to the proscribed thickness.

jennyema, can you tell us the proper thickness? I think most of us are afraid/unable to sully ourselves to try it in that company just to find out.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:14 AM   #15
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Robt, I found that one cup of mashed potatoes really did not thicken the soup much at all. It just made the soup creamier. Although, I noticed the next day that the soup appeared to be thicker than it originally was when I cooked it.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:40 AM   #16
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Yeah, I just had to go and get a telephone. I posted a rather long winded response to SC and found as often one does that your response is off in never never land.

So, with out the long wind; build the soup, then thicken to taste. I think that in keeping with the above recipe, use instant mashed potatoes as little at a time to texture that suits, but for flavor I like the thickening of the post above from SierraCook. If you want it sooner try abit of arrowroot starch in sater. Add a bit , wait about 3 min.. add to suit.
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The last time I had it was in the Clinton admin! I have lost plenty of brain cells since then ....

But as I recall, it was not very thick at all. It was not watery or clear, I don't think, but rather thin and opaque from pureed beans, I am guessing.

It was savory and delicious and really popular.
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:24 PM   #18
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this soup is often consumed just before a fillibuster, to give the senators enough hot air to make it thru...

(c'mon, no one's gonna make any gassy politician jokes? you're all a bunch of girlymen)
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this soup is often consumed just before a fillibuster, to give the senators enough hot air to make it thru...

(c'mon, no one's gonna make any gassy politician jokes? you're all a bunch of girlymen)
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:52 PM   #20
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After the stories we've heard about the U.S. Senate, one would think that the beans used in the recipe would be human beans.....
I am so tempted to give you my list of beans and what to soak them in, Brooksy...............

It's supposed to be cold and yucky here this weekend. I may just have to make a pot of this to ward off the chill, Sierra. And ham hocks (there's another list for ya, Brooksy!) are so good in so many soups. Looks great.
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