Cucumber and Potato Soup

Cucumber and Potato Soup

Cucumber and Potato Soup


 1 medium  cucumber

 4 medium  potatoes -- peeled and diced

 1 teaspoon  salt

 2 cups  water -- cold

  1/4 teaspoon  pepper -- white

 1  cup  cream -- heavy

 1/2  cup  milk

 1 green onion -- grated

 1 teaspoon  dill weed -- dried or

 1 tablespoon  fresh dill -- chopped


Peel the cucumber and slice it lengthwise.  Scoop out seeds with a spoon and discard.  Dice cucumber.  In a heavy 21/2-quart saucepan boil potatoes in salted water until the potatoes are very soft.  Pour potatoes and cooking liquid into a sieve or food mill set over a large bowl. Force potatoes through.  Return to the saucepan.  Stir in pepper, cream, milk, grated onion and the cucumber.  Simmer gently about 5 minutes or until the cucumber is tender.  Add dill and season to taste. Serve hot.