I’ve been wanting to make this soup again ever since I made it the first time, but for the sake of getting bored of it and for the sake of this blog I refrained.
LG and I bought tomatoes yesterday while we were grocery shopping which meant we were ready to get our soup on tonight!
I couldn’t actually remember how I made the soup the first time. I remembered that I started out trying to make a different dish, but I couldn’t remember the steps. Good thing I have a blog so I can look back!
…except that I wasn’t very detailed last time.
Recipe Post Attempt #1: Ay-Toe Soup (Tomato/Potato)
- Fill pot about halfway with water. Put the pot on the stove, add a few rounds of salt, and turn on the burner.
- While water is warming up, wash and cut tomatoes into quarters. Add tomatoes to water.
- Cut up an onion and add to pot.
- Wash a couple handfuls of baby potatoes and cut into smaller pieces as desired. Set aside.
- Watch the tomatoes boiling. As the skins begin to separate from the tomato pieces, remove the skins.
- Add the potatoes.
- Add in the balls (I’ve used beef balls and fish balls. This time I used surprise balls – fish balls filled with beef).
- Optional: if you have any meat that you’d like to add, add it now. I put in leftover roast pork.
- Let it boil.
- At this point I scrambled up four eggs (number of eggs as desired) and then added it to the pot, giving the soup some egg flavor and giving the eggs some soup flavor.
- This is the part where it got kinda tricky because I season to taste – no measurements. A little bit more salt, some pepper, oregano, and thyme.
- I boiled on low so that there’s still some bubbles since we were eating soon, but you can let it sit on simmer as well.
NOTE: The first time I made the soup, I added a little bit of chicken broth. This time not at all.
Tonight we had soup over baby shells, and I must say that I don’t know what I did differently than last time but it was so good tonight!
LG cleaned up while I went upstairs to put laundry away. Somehow our weekend pile really added up, plus we’d thrown in our robes so it was sizable enough for a load of laundry. He also mixed the meat, seasoned, and shaped it for our meatloaf dinner tomorrow!
Cross your fingers it’s meatlove and not meatgross. (Ha ha).