Budget Potato Soup with Onion Scones

Whether it’s time or money that you lack, you can still rustle up some delicious meals from simple ingredients. This Potato Soup is made in a slow cooker and served with Onion Scones. The best bit is it costs less than $3 per serve!

Serves: 8

Ingredients

Potato Soup:

  • 5 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (a variety which is good for mashing works well)
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 200ml light cream
  • 1L vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 150ml light sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • pinch celery salt

Method
Place potatoes, onions, garlic, stock, oregano, chives, salt and pepper in a slow cooker for four hours on high. When potatoes are tender, coarsely mash with large spoon or potato masher.

In a separate bowl mix together flour and light cream, then add to potato mixture and cook for a further 20 minutes to thicken.

Next, mix the sour cream in small bowl with the remaining flour and celery salt and add some of the warm liquid from the soup. Whisk until smooth and return to remaining soup and cook for a further 20 minutes.

Serve hot with Onion Scones and freeze remainder.

Onion scones:

  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 100g low-fat butter
  • 250g flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 50ml light cream
  • 1 egg, beaten

Method
Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine onion, garlic and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for two minutes. Remove from microwave and stir, then heat for another 1-2 minutes or until onion is tender. Place to the side and allow to cool.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper and salt in a large bowl and stir to mix. Add cooked onion, light cream and egg and stir until just combined, then gently press the dough together with your hands to form a ball.

On a baking sheet press the dough into a 20cm circle and cut into eight wedges. Separate the wedges slightly and bake for about 15 minutes, until just brown. Remove and serve warm.

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