ABC Soup (carrot, tomato, & potato soup)
A comforting soup that's packed with nutrition: vitamin A from carrots, vitamin B from potatoes, and vitamin C from tomatoes (& potatoes)!
- 4 chicken drumsticks or ½ lb pork spare ribs
- 1 large potato I’m using russet, but Yukon gold or red potatoes will stay more in tact
- 1 large carrot
- ½ yellow onion
- 1 large tomato
- 1 corn on the cob
- 1.5 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
- Dash of white pepper
- ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
- 6 cups of water
Prepare the ingredients
Peel and slice the ends off the onion. Cut into 1-1.5 inch sized pieces.
½ yellow onion
Chop the corn on the cob into 4 pieces.
1 corn on the cob
Slice the tomato into wedges.
1 large tomato
Peel the carrot and slice into 1-1.5 inch sized chunks. I like to slice diagonally, then rotate the carrot halfway and slice diagonally again for pieces with large surface area.
1 large carrot
Prepare the potato last, since it will oxidize if exposed to air too long. Peel the potato and slice into 1.5-2 inch sized chunks. Since these will disintegrate the most in the soup, making them larger will help them stay in tact.
1 large potato
Blanch the chicken drumsticks (or pork ribs)
Bring a pot of water to boil. Drop in the chicken drumsticks, and blanch for 1-2 minutes. If using pork ribs, blanch for a few extra minutes to get rid of all the gunk.
4 chicken drumsticks
Pour out the blanching water, and give the chicken and the pot a quick rinse.
Make the soup
Add the chicken back into the pot with all the vegetables, and 6 cups of water.
6 cups of water
Bring it all to a boil, and skim off any scum on the surface.
Reduce to a very gentle simmer (low to medium-low heat), then cover and let simmer for at least 45 minutes. I like to let it simmer for 90 minutes to extract more flavor from the meat and veggies.
Season with salt, white pepper, chicken bouillon powder, and sesame oil. Garnish with scallions and enjoy!
1.5 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon chicken bouillon powder, Dash of white pepper, ¼ teaspoon sesame oil, Scallions