/ Cream Soups
potatoes, russets, peeled and cubed
jalapeno peppers, coarsely chopped
1In a large stockpot, saute onion in butter until just tender.
2Add potatoes, chicken broth, and cumin, then cover and cook until potatoes are tender (about 20 or 30 minutes).
3Remove from heat and add jalapenos, with liquid, baking soda (to prevent curdling), and evaporated milk.
4Coarsely mash potatoes in the pot with a potato masher.
5Stir well, then season with salt and pepper; return to heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
6Garnish individual servings with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped green onions.