I’m a little late posting my entry for this month’s Weekend Cookbook Challenge. I blame the ninjas – they attacked me on the way home from the grocery store, so I wasn’t able to pull together my recipe until late tonight, as I was too busy laying the smack down. (or whatever the cool kids are saying nowadays)
Shitkickin Soup (the honest-to-God name of this recipe) comes from Out of the Molasses Jug, an old hippie cookbook of my parents. Among the wholesome, earthy recipes, you’ll also find tips on outhouses, growing alfalfa sprouts and why you don’t need any of them fancy creme rinses. It’s quite the book.
I figured the Shitkickin Soup recipe was the perfect match for some action movies, so I dug out The Transporter, Crank and Kung Fu Hustle. Might be hard to eat soup while punching some guy in the head, but I’m sure Jason Statham would be up for it.
8 small potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 onions, finely chopped
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups corn
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt, pepper, cumin, dill, parsley…
In a large soup pot, cook the potatoes until nice and tender.
Pour off the cooking water until it only comes halfway up the potato chunks.
Mash the potatoes (roughly) in the water. Don’t worry about getting them smooth.
Toss in the remainder of the ingredients and cook for at least a half hour.
Serve with a sprinkling of fresh parsley on top.
This isn’t exactly a precise recipe. You can fool around with the ingredients as much as you like – add some carrots, switch around the herbs, etc. The action heroes might get annoyed, but I’m pretty sure the hippies will support your freedom of choice.