11.5.15

Cream of Broccoli

Cream of Broccoli was the very first soup I ever learned to make, and it holds a fond memory in my heart. It's easy peasy, and even the vegetable-averse like it, simply because it doesn't quite resemble a green vegetable anymore. To make it even more appealing, I've topped it with copious lashings of crisp bacon.


Ingredients (feeds 6-8):
1 kg broccoli florets
4 tbsp butter
1 large russet potato, cubed
1 large yellow onion, diced roughly
5 cups chicken stock (vegetable stock works too)
1 cup cream
Optional: 12 strips streaky bacon, fried, and cubed as toppings


Directions:
1) Melt butter in pan till sizzling.

2) Add onions and fry till translucent, about 2 minutes on medium-high heat.

3) Add broccoli and potato, fry till softened, about 1 minute.

4) Add stock, and boil till broccoli and potato are mushy.

5) Blend the entire thing, transfer to a soup pot, and melt cream into soup.

6) Serve with as much bacon as you like.



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