I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to think about dinner when I’m a frantic holiday mess. Fridge soup is one of my standbys when I have pretty much nothing in the kitchen, and have to get dinner on the table, fast. It comes from Jacques Pepin (the master!), and I first saw it on his show, Fast Food My Way (now also a book). To me, it’s the kind of cooking magic wonder that I also love about slow cookers. You just can’t believe that you can make something delicious and filling out of the dregs of your fridge, and in such a short amount of time.
Here’s how: Grate an onion, mushroom, zucchini, carrot…and then chop whatever old greens you have in the fridge–broccoli, lettuce, endive…and add it in. You don’t need stock–it makes it better, but water is fine too. Cook for 10 minutes, and then grate some gruyere into the bowl, and pour in the soup.
For real measurements and exact steps, look at this link here.