This recipe makes a delicious soup on its own or can have vegetables, noodles or pasta added for variety.
peels from 6 to 7 large healthy potatoes
3 litres water
2 or 3 sprigs parsley
1 celery stalk
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
Carefully wash then thickly peel the potatoes. Peel and quarter the onion.
Wash the carrots and celery and cut them into large pieces. Put all of the above plus the parsley and garlic into a large saucepan or pressure cooker with 1.5 litres water. Simmer for hours or pressure cook for 40 minutes.
When the vegetable are very soft either a) drain off the liquid and correct seasoning for a clear soup or b) remove celery and garlic and press the pulp through a sieve until only peels remain.
Check the seasonings and serve or use as stock for another dish.