CELERY SOUP DELUXE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This is the result of trial and error, having tried several other celery soup recipes in the past and finding none to my liking. I'm happy to say this is the best of the lot. Everything comes together for a satisfying, tasty soup with just the right "stuff."
08-03-2016


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
butter
3 c
sliced celery
1/2 c
diced onion
2 or 3 large
leeks, sliced thin
2 or 3 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 c
chicken broth
2 c
half and half
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
1/2 tsp
celery seed
1/4 tsp
grated nutmeg
croutons for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan, melt 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat; add vegetables and saute 5-10 minutes, or until they become slightly transparent. Add seasonings, except for the nutmeg. Combine thoroughly.
2
Add the chicken broth and mix well; simmer for 10 minutes.
3
While soup is simmering, combine 2 Tbsp. flour and 2 Tbsp. softened butter in a small bowl until a paste is formed. Add this mixture, a little at a time, to the simmering soup, whisking constantly until thickened.
4
Gradually add the half-and-half to the mixture, and whisk until desired thickness is reached. If too thick, you may add a small amount of water.
5
Add the nutmeg and stir well. Spoon into soup bowls and add croutons. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American