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Celery Root Soup

Celery Root Soup

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Prep Time:
    15 Minutes
  • Cook Time:
    PT45M
    30 Minutes
  • Yield:
    4 Servings
Celery root also known as celeriac is a knobby, bulbous root vegetable. It’s not known for its beauty but has a wonderful flavor similar to celery with a turnip-like texture. This soup is creamy and delicious.
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 leek, white parts only, well washed and sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds celery root, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped yellow potato
  • 4 cups broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Croutons, homemade or store bought
  • 38.34g butter
  • 1 leek, white parts only, well washed and sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 907.18g celery root, peeled and chopped
  • 236.59ml chopped yellow potato
  • 946.35ml broth
  • 473.18ml water
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 236.59ml heavy cream
  • Croutons, homemade or store bought

Celery root also known as celeriac is a knobby, bulbous root vegetable. It’s not known for its beauty but has a wonderful flavor similar to celery with a turnip-like texture. This soup is creamy and delicious.

Preparation
STEP 1

In a soup pot over medium heat melt butter. Add leek, onion, and celery. Season with salt and pepper and cook until soft.

STEP 2

Add celery root and potato. Mix and cook for about 5 minutes.

STEP 3

Add broth, water, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer and cook on low until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes.

STEP 4

Add cream and puree soup with hand held blender (or standing blender). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

STEP 5

Serve hot topped with croutons.

Options

To make croutons, dice a good quality white or artisan bread. In a large skillet over medium high heat toast bread cubes in butter or extra virgin olive oil until golden and crunchy. Sprinkle lightly with salt.

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