Nov 022011

1x1.trans Vegetable Soup or Consommé

Vegetable soup or consommé in French is a wonderful soup for a festive menu. Basically the vegetable soup is a clear soup made from richly flavored stock or bouillon that has been clarified usually through a fining process involving egg protein. Now what is the difference between a regular vegetable soup or “Eintopf” in German and a consommé? After the cooking time all ingredients will be mashed or pureed through a fine strainer. In a Eintopf you would not mash the ingredients. Happy Cooking!

Ingredients Vegetable Soup
5 medium sized potatoes
1 medium sized onion
4 medium sized carrots
3 tbsp chopped parsley
1 small cauliflower
1 small green pepper
2 tbsp celery cubes
butter or ghee
instant beef or vegetable broth, water
salt, pepper, nutmeg
4 tbsp heavy cream

Cooking Ingredients Vegetable Soup
- Peel potatoes and carrots, cut them into cubes.
- Cut celery and green pepper in cubes; chop onion; cut cauliflowers in small pieces.
- In a large pot melt butter and saute onions until transparent.
- Add the chopped vegetable and parsley, and fill the pot with enough water (vegetable should be covered); add instant broth
- Bring to a boil, then let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetable is very soft.
- With a puree mixer mash the vegetable then by using another pot, place a strainer over the empty pot and pour the mashed vegetable plus broth into the strainer. With a wooden spoon or it’s easier with a wooden masher (see picture, this is my favorite), press the vegetable through a fine metal strainer.
- Add heavy cream (don’t bring the soup to a boil anymore, just reheat it), and sprinkle with some chopped parsley before serving.

1x1.trans Vegetable Soup or Consommé


1x1.trans Vegetable Soup or Consommé
1x1.trans Vegetable Soup or Consommé
 November 2, 2011  Posted by at 6:09 am Vegetable Consomme, Vegetable Soup Tagged with: , , , , ,  Add comments

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