Celery soup

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Serves: 4

By Frenchfoodie

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Ingredients

  • 100g onion

  • 275ml milk

  • 50g double cream or crème fraiche

  • 1l warm water

  • 675g celery stick

  • 225g potatoes

  • 50g butter

Method

<ol> <li>Prepare the celery by cleaning and trimming it. Keep the leaves for later.</li> <li>Chop into small pieces.</li> <li>Peel and chop the potatoes and place in a bowl of water.</li> <li>Chop the onion .</li> <li>Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pan.</li> <li>Cook the onions and celery until soft.</li> <li>Add the water, salt and pepper and finally the potatoes.</li> <li>Bring to the boil and reduce heat to simmer.</li> <li>Simmer for 45 minutes.</li> <li>Blend in a liquidiser.</li> <li>Return to pan and gradually add the cream. <br />Serve with the celery leaves sprinkled on top (parsley could also be used if preferred) and with your favourite crusty bread or croutons.</li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<p>You can use a grater, vegetable chopper etc or food processor to cut the vegetables into small pieces first if you want. <br />If you are going to freeze it, do not put the cream in it. You can put the cream in when you come to use it.</p>

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Starter

  • Main Course

  • Soup

  • Low fat

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

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  • Frenchfoodie 12/01/11 15:40

    A really delicious creamy soup for all the family. You can of course leave out the cream if you wish as it will still be yummy. A very healthy and inexpensive meal for everyone! www.french-recipes-to-love.com