1. Peel potatoes. To . cube potatoes, cut potato into 1/2-inch
slices. Stack half of the slices, flat side down and make
lengthwise cuts 1/2 inch apart, then make crosswise cuts,
cutting potatoes into cubes.
2 Combine water, po tatoes, celeryand carrot in medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to
medium; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until vegetables are
3 Meanwhile, melt . butter in large saucepan over medium
heat. Slice green onions. Cook and stir onions in butter 2
minutes or until tender but not brown. Stir in flour, salt and
pepper. Cook and stir about 1 minute.
4 Stir milk and potato mixture into flour mixture; cook and stir
over medium heat until bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir
in cheeses and caraway seeds. Reduce heat to low; simmer,
uncovered, until cheeses are melted and mixture is hot, stirring
Serve with oyster crackers, if desired.
Makes 6 servings