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Nettle Soup

Ingredients
  Young nettles 1⁄2 Pint, chopped
  Onion 1
  Butter 2 Ounce
  Plain flour 3 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 1 Pint
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Single cream 3 Tablespoon
  Wholemeal croutons 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) Wash the nettles well. Pull out the tough stems or unwanted leaves.
2) Pat dry the nettles and roughly chop them.
3) In a saucepan, melt the butter. Saute the onions till they become transparent. Add in the chopped nettles.
4) Cover the pan and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
5) Add in the flour. Cook for a minutes while stirring. Add in the milk and chicken stock. Let the mixture come to a boil. Keep stirring.
6) Add in salt and pepper. Cook covered on low flame for 10 minutes.
7) Transfer the mixture into a blender.
8) Add the blended paste back into the saucepan.
9) Pour in the cream. Heat the mixture but do not let it boil.

SERVING
10) Serve the Nettle Soup hot with whole meal croutons on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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