Potato Soup for the Sick
"Cut into cubes, after carefully peeling, 2 medium sized potatoes and let remain in cold water 1 1/2 hours or more. Then place in saucepan over a quick fire, and barely cover with cold water, adding a pinch of salt. When done enough to pierce through with a fork, add a 1/2 pint of rich, sweet milk and 1 teaspoon of butter with more salt and pepper to taste. Let all boil a few minutes and serve: enough for one person. Great care must be taken in pairing the potatoes, as one particle of eye may spoil the flavor or cause nausea. A carefully cleaned pan will do much toward making the soup a success. - Mrs Dr. Keister" - Woman's Civic Betterment Club of Roanoke, "The Roanoke CookBook", Stone Publishing and Manufacturing Company, Roanoke, Virginia, 1907.