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Offline MelissaS

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German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« on: July 24, 2009, 11:11:03 pm »
German Potato Soup
This is a thick and hearty potato soup flavored with rich chicken broth (preferably homemade) and just a bit of celery root. Garnish with fresh crumbled bacon and croutons. Follow with bratwurst and an apple strudel for a complete, authentic German meal.

Number of People: 6
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.

Ingredients:
2 large (about 480g) baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 2.5 cm pieces
   1 leek, white section cut into 2.5 cm pieces
   2 sprigs parsley
   60g celery root, peeled and cut into small cubes (celeriac)
   1 tsp. salt
   pepper, to taste
   600g chicken broth
   1 cube chicken bouillon
   200g half & half - half milk or half cream or use evaporated milk
   2 sprigs parsley
   fresh chives, to taste
Garnish
   crumbled bacon and croutons



Preparation:
Place vegetables, salt, pepper, broth, and bouillon cube into the Bowl. Cook for 15 minutes at 100C on speed 1, reducing heat to 90C, if steam appears from the top. Add half & half to the Bowl. Cook for 25 minutes at 90C on speed 1. Add parsley and chives. Mix for 10 seconds, gradually increasing to speed 6. Pour into serving dish and garnish. Serve hot.
Note: The soup may also be flavored with marjoram or nutmeg.

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sianon - This soup is delicious.  As I am the only one in this household who eats soup, there are three portions now frozen for lunches for work. 

brazen20au - mmm very good! I used half my celeriac which ended up being 200g, oops! nice anyway. I used thermomix rice milk instead of half an half so it was dairy free.




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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 01:31:21 am »
This sounds like a delicious soup, one question though.  Is celery root what we call celeriac here in Aus ?  Also what is half and half

Karen
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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 01:42:34 am »
half and half is half cream and half milk. you could probably replace with either, or evap milk etc
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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 01:47:47 am »
Too fast - while away from the computer for a couple of minutes.

Yes, celery root = celeriac - in season now (in Australia)

BTW - yes it does sound good - thanks again Melissa
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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2009, 02:19:16 am »
Looks like this may be on the menu for lunch :)

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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2009, 02:27:58 am »
If you do buy thr celeriac, then you can make a celeriac puree with what you don't use for the soup.

You could probably, quite easily, substitute celery if you don't wish to buy a 500g celeriac for 60g, but I would use it as a puree, mashed with potatoes, as celeriac remoulade, baked....
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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2009, 04:22:00 am »
Do you mean cook the celeriac with the potatoes Thermomixer and then mash it all together?
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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009, 04:43:45 am »
You can do as a puree by itself or, yes, cook cubes with potatoes and mash together - make the potato chunks a bit bigger than the celeriac as the celeriac cooks faster.
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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009, 02:25:39 am »
I made this soup for dinner last night and it was delicious.  As I am the only one in this household who eats soup, there are three portions now frozen for lunches for work.  Three days where I won't be tempted to go to the cafe next door and spend $10 or so on my lunch.  Now just need to whip up some home made bread rolls to go with the soup.

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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2009, 03:38:36 am »
Sounds like a brilliant plan Karen!

I do the same at home with the younger boys.. they are soup lovers thankfully!!  8)
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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2009, 09:17:22 am »
i found some celaeriac today so will be making this soup this week :)
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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2009, 11:36:20 am »
mmm very good!

i used half my celeriac which ended up being 200g, oops! nice anyway

very very very very hot though, even now, 10 mins after i ifinished making it
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Re: German Potato Soup (from Canadian cookbook)
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2009, 12:00:44 pm »
oh the other thing worth noting is that it was only enough for one serve each for us with 3 small children and 2 adults (though the kids loved it and 2 wanted seconds)

i think though if you were organised you could make one batch, put in thermoserver to keep hot, serve when a second batch is mostly cooked so you have more to go around :)

great budget recipe too!

oh and i used thermomix rice milk instead of half an half so it was dairy free :)
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