My friend asked if we would like a Sausage and Vegetable soup. He must have seen that I turned my nose up at that combination but he assured me that it was quite good.
He removed the skin from a pound of sausage and tore the sausage into small bite size pieces. He stir fried the sausage with onions and minced garlic from a jar. While the sausage was browning, he thinly sliced some of the potatoes and leaving the skin on them; sliced the onions; and cut up the kale.
He added chicken broth to the cooking pot.
When I replicated the recipe at home, I was short of broth so I added water to my soup. Also, I tore the sausage into bite size pieces-- keeping in mind what I'd like for them to appear as in the soup. I found that I could add as much potatoes and kale as necessary or as I had broth. One pound of sausage, any kind, is plenty.
So, to get back to my friend's cooking: the sausage and onions were browned, broth was added, the sliced potatoes and cut up kale were also added into the soup pot. The soup was seasoned with garlic and I added pepper to taste for my soup. My friend brought the soup to a boil and let it simmer gently for no longer than 15 minutes. He checked to see if the potatoes were cooked by inserting a paring knife into the potatoes.
The soup was delicious and it was served with a tossed salad and Asiago bread.
Thank you for visiting my blog.