Celery Soup

2015-01-31
Celery Soup
  • Servings : 4-6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 55m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h

The recipe

Celery Soup is surprisingly delicious. It is best cooked with potatoes which thicken the soup, but you could leave them out if you want a less filling meal.  Celery is usually used to add background flavours to a dish so it makes a change for it to be more centre stage.  The celery is not overpowering in this dish and, as it is blended, it just provides the main flavouring you get.  I sometimes wonder if it could be more to do with texture when people show a dislike towards celery. Not a problem here.

Ingredients

  • 25g butter
  • 100g onion, chopped
  • 675g celery, trimmed and strings removed, chopped
  • 1 litre water
  • 225g potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • celery leaves as a garnish
  • double cream to drizzle (optional)

Method

Step 1

Melt the butter in a large saucepan and then add the onions and celery and fry for 5-10 minutes. until softened.

Step 2

Add the water and the potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 45 minutes until the potatoes are cooked.

Step 3

Remove from the heat, allow to cool slightly and finish in a blender.

Step 4

Ladle the soup into bowls, drizzle with a little cream, if using, and garnish with the celery leaves.

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