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Cream Of Asparagus Soup

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Ingredients
  Fresh asparagus 2 1⁄2 Pound
  Chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Light cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
Directions

1. Break or cut off tough ends of asparagus stalks. Wash asparagus tips well with cold water; if necessary, use a soft brush to remove grit. With vegetable parer, scrape skin and scales from lower part of stalk only. With sharp knife, cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
2. In medium saucepan, bring asparagus, onion, and 1 cup water to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15 minutes, or until very tender.
3. Rub cooked asparagus and liquid through a sieve. Measure 2 cups into medium bowl. Blend in cream and milk.
4. Melt butter in medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Slowly stir in asparagus mixture.
5. Cook over medium heat, stirring, just until bubbles form around edge. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Asparagus
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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