Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup
Adapted from southernfood.com
Cream of Asparagus Soup

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from southernfood.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    tbsp butter

  • 2

    tbsp flour

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 1/8

    tsp pepper

  • 2

    cups milk

  • 3/4

    pound fresh asparagus

  • boiling water

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Make the white sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Stir unitl smooth. Add milk; stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Set aside. Wash asparagus and cut in 1/2 inch pieces. Cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid. Set aside a few of the asparagus tips or pieces for garnish, if desired. Mash or blen remaining asparagus; set aside. Add enough boiling water to cooking liquid to make 1 cup; add white sauce and pureed asparagus. Heat thoroughly; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add whole asparagus pieces and serve.

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