So, to make hodge podge, you need:
A dozen new potatoes, well scrubbed and cut in half/quarters.
One onion finely chopped. (Hotly contested ingredient, but I personally love it. Leave it out if you think onions are stupid and you don't respect
Young carrots (NOT the weird "baby" carrots), maybe eight, scrubbed, not peeled and chopped how you like, lengthwise into quarters or roll-cut is
One cup each yellow and green beans, left whole if they're young or halved or Frenched for larger beans.
One cup shelled fresh peas.
One to one and a half cups 10% cream (this is a personal thing, some like half homo milk (whole milk to you? 3.25% milk?) and half 35% cream, some use
coffee cream, whatever floats your boat.)
Enough butter to suit your taste. I like somewhere between 1/4 and a half cup.
Salt and pepper to taste, but it's really crucial for authenticity's sake to use plenty of pepper.
*Cut and scrub potatoes, finely chop one yellow onion, and boil in nicely salted water for about 7 minutes.
*Add your scrubbed carrots and boil for 5 more minutes.
*Add your beans, and boil for 3 minutes.
*Add your peas and boil for 2ish minutes until everything is tender to your liking. (If your liking is mushy...I mean...that's your thing, but
*Drain most of the water, but leave about and inch in the pot. Return to stove on low heat. Add cream, butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir it
around a bit until it warms through.
*Enjoy with whatever bread is fresh.
edit on 9-8-2019 by Atsbhct because: (no reason given)