Recipe: Potato Soup for Six Persons

Peel and chop four onions, and put them into a gallon Saucepan, with two ounces of dripping fat, or butter, or a bit of fat bacon; add rather better than three quarts of water, and set the whole to boil on the fire for ten minutes; then throw in four pounds of peeled and sliced-up POTATOES, pepper and salt, and with a wooden spoon stir the SOUP on the fire for about twenty-five minutes, by which time the POTATOES will be done to a pulp, and the SOUP ready for dinner or breakfast.

Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (Year 1918)
by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss