Wash all vegetable, peal potatoes, retaining peel. Put aside half a
Chop all the vegetables.
Take a large saucepan add some oil and butter. Brown the onions and
then add a crushed stock cube, (chicken, beef or vegetable) stir well and
the add two teaspoons of sugar.
Add all the chopped vegetables and stir well. Cook for a few minutes and
then add approximately 0.5 litres (1pint) of boiling water.
Simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until the vegetables are well cooked
With a hand blender blend the liquor to thick lumpy texture. Taste and
season with salt and pepper to taste. Add can of soup (this can be omitted
if you liked the taste without the soup) and reheat.
Dry the potato peel and shallow fry in oil together with the bread
sliced into fingers until both are golden brown.
Grate the carrot and finely chop the slice of ham.
Serve the Gruel garnished with grated carrot and chopped ham, with the fried
bread and potato skins as a side dish.
Appetite all you miserable gits and scrooges.