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Gypsy Cafe Tomato Soup

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4 to 6
Gypsy Cafe Tomato Soup
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Dear SOS: I have been unable to figure out what makes the Famous Gypsy Style Tomato Soup so good at Gypsy Cafe in Westwood. A few of us on campus have tried to re-create it and failed miserably. Hope you can help.

R. Moreno

Los Angeles

Dear R.: Potato is the surprise ingredient in this tasty, yet simple, tomato soup. Sauteing the onions and using cream and Parmesan can’t hurt either.

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Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until tender, 5 minutes. Place onion and potato in food processor and puree until smooth. Combine tomato sauce and half-and-half in large saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Add potato-onion mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and smooth. Add cheese. Mix chicken base with water and stir into soup. Simmer over low heat 5 to 10 minutes. Add dash oregano before serving.