Have you been to Cappo’s at 6656 U.S. 6, in Portage, Ind., yet? The next time you visit the Imax theater, stop there. Owner Dolly Cummins will have your stomach smiling in no time.
The food is reasonable and delish. Consider these: a four-piece crispy chicken dinner, catfish, ocean perch, eggplant Parmesan, homemade lasagna, and more. Build-Your-Own Burgers start with lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion on a 1/2-pound Angus beef patty. A 12-and-younger kids’ menu has five selections for less than $5.
Cappo’s opens at 11 a.m. daily. Beer and wine are available. Don’t have time to sit down and eat? Get one of their take-and-bake pizzas. Call (219) 762-5563 for the soup of the day.
In the meantime, Dolly shared her recipe for Potato Sausage Soup. Enjoy!
Cappo’s Potato Sausage Soup
1 1/2 cups cooked pizza sausage
3/4 cup onions, diced
6 slices bacon
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons chicken base
1 quart water
2 medium potatoes, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 cups spinach or kale
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
* Place onions and bacon in large saucepan and cook over medium heat until onions are almost clear. Remove bacon and crumble. Add garlic to onions and cook 1 more minute.
* Add chicken base, water and potatoes. Simmer 15 minutes. Use an immersion blender to roughly puree soup.
* Add crumbled bacon, sausage, spinach or kale and cream. Simmer 4 minutes and serve.
Makes 8 servings.
SOURCE: Dolly Cummins, Cappo’s, Portage, Ind.