Cook a third of the potatoes in the stock with the onion and when tender, add the seasoning. Purée in a food processor or put through a sieve.
Return to a clean pan and add the remaining vegetables and milk. Simmer until they are cooked. Add the cooked turkey and ham and heat for a further 5 minutes.
‘I applied my nails to divesting the potato of its coat, and my hostess urged the frequent use of the milk, saying, “It was provided on purpose for you and you must take it.” It must be remembered that a sup of sweet milk among the poor in Ireland, is as much a rarity as a slice of plum-pudding in a farmhouse in America.’
The Bible in Irelandby Asenath Nicholson, c. 1840.
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