Thursday, May 12, 2005

Lord God Egg Potato Soup

Here it is, yall. I was having trouble with my email so I got my brother to help me put it on the internet for you. In case you send this to folks I dont know, heres the story. When all that news came out about them finding that woodpecker down here I heard a TV reporter say they used to call it the Lord God bird. Well that made me remeber something. When my granny passed a few years ago I got a box full of her old recipes to keep and I remembered seeing somthing about Lord God in there. Well I got to looking around in there and I found this OLD recipe for Lord God Egg Potato Soup. We think it might have been my great grandmothers or maby even my great great grandmothers! It was wrote on a piece of paper and stuck in a old book with a bunch of others. Anyway, I typed it all down as best I could and I asked my dad about it. He asked his brother and they done some checking around and heres what they found out. Way back after the civil war our family lived near St. Charles, ARK and the story is that durning the war soldiers could find everything they needed to make potato soup pretty easy except chicken eggs. Well they hunted around and because this woodpecker was so big they figured it had to have big eggs, so they tried it and it turned out to be the best tastin soup they ever had. Somehing about the way the eggs made it taste. Anyway the story is it spread all through the soldiers and everybody was looking for these eggs and makin this soup and soldiers were telling people about it there letters and they were trying to take eggs with them when they left and stuff. Real big deal it was. Well after the war ended the recipe stayed in St. Charles and people kept making it sort of as a delacacy cause the eggs were only available part of the year and so hard to get. The best place to find them was in old bald cyprus trees that was leaning over and you had to find these trees and look on the bottom side of them under a dead limb to find the woodpeckers holes and climb up. The story was if you were lucky you would find eggs but sometimes you found babies and you had to kill em to make the woodpeckers lay more eggs and you could come back for them later. Any way they used to eat this at famly reunions and stuff until the 1890s and because it was so good people came from miles around to the reunions. but the eggs finally got to hard to find and they sort of forgot about it. Maybe now that the birds are back somebody will start again. Id sure like to try it ha. Im tired of typin so heres the recipe. If anybody can find out more about this it would be intersting to know. I spelled everything the way it was spelled on the recipe.

Lord God Egg Potato Soup

INGREIDIENTS
2 tablespoon butter
3 large white leeks, chopped fine
4 or 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups)
salt to taste
1 cup milk
3 or 4 Lord God woodpecker egg yolks (whipped to froth)
INSTRUCSHUNS
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet; simmer leeks until browned. Put leeks in a large pan with potatoes. Add just enough water to cover. Cook til potatoes and leeks are done soft. Mash and stir til smooth. Stir in milk and add more water if to thick. Bring almost to a boil and take from heat. In a bowl, seperate beat Lord God egg yolks and whip to a froth. Add about 1/2 cup of potato soup mixture to the egg yolks, stir. Return mixture to potato soup in pot and mix well. Serve in bowl with a spoonful of butter on top.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

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