Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

So maybe you hate cauliflower. You won't hate this soup. Ammie's kids love this soup... down to the youngest (who's barely 7). From what I've heard listening to all of them talk about their favorite things their mom cooks, this is one of the "greatest of soups". I happen to love cauliflower, so even if it does turn out to resemble some of the flavor of the fresh veggie - I'll still love it. Ammie found this recipe in a book her mother had, and she has changed the recipe to fit her impeccable tastes. I would say she has "refined" this soup - crème de la crème de Ammie!

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

  • 1 lg. head of cauliflower

  • 2 medium-sized potato, diced

  • 1 sm. onion, diced and sautéed

  • 1/8 tsp. ground white pepper

  • 1/2 tsp. savory

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup half and half


Wash cauliflower and chop off flowerets. Place flowerets and diced potato, diced onion, salt, pepper, savory and chicken broth in a 4qt. stock pot. Stir well. Bring to boil, lower heat, and cover to simmer 15 minutes. Purée soup on a food processor or blender in batches, being careful not to splatter the hot liquid. Return to stock pot. Stir in the half and half. Heat through and serve.

Original recipe from "Is It Soup Yet?" by Dot Vartan (Very cute book, by the way!)

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