October 18, 2010

Celery Soup

It is really getting cold outside! The perfect time for a warm vegetable soup. Last week I found some young celery roots and I decided to cook a cream soup. I wanted to keep it simple and elegant. In order to bring a touch of sweetness I served it among some roasted chestnuts.

250 g celery root
2 small potatoes (waxy)
white part of 1 medium leek
5 g butter
1 l chicken or vegetable stock
100 ml cream
salt, pepper
Peel vegetables, slice leek and cut celery and potato in cubes. Melt butter and sautee leek for 3 minutes. Add potato, celery and stock. Cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Then add cream and cook for another 10 minutes. Blend in a mixer and season with salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg. Serve with oven roasted chestnut and some ground nut oil or olive oil.


Raindrop said...

Csodálatos, izgalmas, gyönyörű! :)

chriesi said...

Köszi. :)

Anonymous said...

Sellerie ist zu Recht wieder sehr im Kommen. Suppen, Pürees etc.

Faith said...

Great soup! I just recently made a celery root mash...would love to try it in a soup!

Food Gal said...

Celery root always looks like the world's most gnarly veg. But this is one glam soup that results from it. ;)

sia stewart said...

I always get mixed up. I think that celery root is called celeriac in the States, and that it is a different vegetable from celery, from which we eat the stalks as a crudite or salad vegetable. Am I right? And is the soup always made from the root as opposed to the stalks?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Celery root is such a marvelous veggie! It's flavor is refined and full of character.

A delightful soup!



Houdini said...

So far I used celery as part of a veggie soup, but as you did, with celery being the main ingredient, I never tried. With the dozen or so celeries in our garden, celery recipes come in handy!!!

Unknown said...


That's a great soup...yumm..


chriesi said...

Thank you everyone!

@Houdini: aww that is great that you grow your own!

@sia stewart: Celeriac is also known as celery root, turnip-rooted celery or knob celery. It is a kind of celery, grown as a root vegetable. The stalk is the upper part of the plant.

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