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Cream Of Celery Soup

Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Ounce
  Celery head 1 , chopped
  Onion 1 , peeled and chopped
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 1 1⁄4 Pint, well flavored
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Bouquet garni 1 (1 bundle)
  Croutons 20 (for garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a saucepan, melt butter and sauté onions and celery until translucent.
2) Blend in the flour and stir for 2 minutes.

MAKING
3) Stream in the stock and allow to the boil, stirring continuously.
4) Season to taste and add in bouquet garni.
5) Put the lid on and simmer for 30 minutes or until the celery is tender.
6) Take the pan away from heat and remove bouquet garni.
7) Using a hand blender, blend the celery mixture to a smooth puree.

FINALIZING
8) If you wish to freeze the dish, then do so at this stage. Pour the cooled soup mixture in a plastic container.
9) Seal, label, and freeze the container.

SERVING
10) Serve hot sprinkled with croutons.
11) If using frozen soup, in a saucepan, place the frozen soup and reheat gently on top of stove, stirring occasionally.
12) Serve as mentioned in step 10.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Occasion: 
Halloween
Ingredient: 
Celery
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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