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Tasty Homemade Tomato Soup

What would you do if someone handed you some tomatoes and said, “I want some tomato soup’?  That is what happened to me today. Here in Korea, Campbell’s soup just isn’t a luxury.  However, homemade tomato soup isn’t that hard to make. I began making it like this when we were in Romania when my kids were small. It is actually an adaptation of a recipe for something else they eat in the Ohio Valley. This is what I did:

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I began with three tomatoes.
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I cut the tomatoes in small pieces.
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I put them in a sauce pan and added some water. I began boiling the tomatoes.
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When the tomatoes softened, I used a potato masher and mashed them. I decided there wasn’t enough liquid, so after this, I added a cup of water to the tomatoes.

I began by cutting the tomatoes up.  Next, I put them in a sauce pan and put some water in the sauce pan and let it boil for a bit.  When I was satisfied the tomatoes were getting soft, I mashed them in the water that was already in the pan.  I decided I needed more liquid, so I added a cup of water to the tomatoes.

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I melted about 4 pats of butter in a skillet.
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I dumped some flour in the melted butter and mixed it around to make a paste like you do when you make gravy.
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I poured the pureed tomatoes and water into the skillet with the butter and flour and mixed it around.

Next, I got out a skillet and melted about 4 pats of butter.  Next, I put some flour in and made a paste as if I were going to make gravy.  After that, I poured the pureed tomatoes and water from the other pan into the skillet.

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I added two table spoons of sugar to the soup to take the acidity out of the tomatoes.
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I added salt to taste.

I mixed it all in and let it simmer. While it was simmering, I added 2 tablespoons of sugar to take the sharpness out of the taste of the tomatoes.  I salted it to taste.  It really wasn’t that hard.

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We really enjoyed our tomato soup!

The tomato soup turned out quite tasty!

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