Sunday, September 5, 2010

Celery Potato Soup



A short and simple post today, folks ... nothing much. It's the weekend. :)

I have 3 friends currently on a soft diet, and thought this might be something you girls might like to try. :) I made this for my daughter for her after-school snack a few days ago, and she loved it.



Recipe
(Serves 1 hungry, growing child)
- 2 sticks celery, cut into small chunks
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1 floury potato, cut into small chunks
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 to 1 cup stock
- Knob of butter
- Croutons (optional)
- About 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (optional)
- Parsley (optional)

1. In a saucepan, heat up a knob of butter. Fry onions until they begin to sweat. Add in celery and potato and cook for 2-3 minutes.

2a. Pour in water and allow to simmer over a low-medium flame until the vegetables have cooked through and softened. The water would have been reduced considerably. Use a hand held-blender to mash everything into a smooth puree.

2b. If you do not have a hand-held blender, use a food processor (turn off the fire when you do this, obviously). Be careful, as the lids of some food processors can get blown off by the hot steam! After you get a smooth puree, return it to the saucepan, on a low flame.

3. Add stock according to how thick or thinned out you want your soup to be. I added slightly less than 1 cup.

4. Add 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese. This imparts a nice salty flavour. :) I did not need to add salt at all.

5. Top with croutons, or plain toasted bread. Sprinkle parsley before serving.



Happy weekend, everyone!

18 comments:

  1. This creamy soup looks like the perfect food for the changing of the seasons here.

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  2. This looks delicious! You are such a good Mommy!
    Homemade soup for an after school snack...you are amazing! You have one lucky daughter!
    L~xo

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  3. I love celery potato soup. I love the beautiful smell of celery. This is such a healthy soup and great for a light lunch. The weather is getting cold fast. I need to make more of this type of soup. Love your pictures...beautiful!

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  4. This looks really good... I wouldn't mind going on a soft diet if I could have this all the time.

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  5. This looks like quite an awesome soup, light and creamy. I hope you have a great time with your friends.

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  6. One of my fave soups! Cannot never resist it!

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  7. I have never added celery to potato soup..Oh Ju this sounds good..and looks beautiful.
    You are such a Juel:)

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  8. I love soup! I think not too long from now we will have colder weather when I need this almost everyday!!

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  9. I know I have to see a dentist soon to get rid of 4 wisdom teeth. Yes it's a nightmare and my worst fear is the dentist so i think i definitely nee dto be put under anaesthetic for that! but anyway, this soup looks good. i bet i'll be needing that soon x

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  10. I agree with the poster Linda - what a cool cooking mom you are! I have only done potato soup with leeks, I really like the idea of doing celery instead. Yum!

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  11. this looks perfect! forget diet food, i would eat this no matter WHAT!

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  12. Una ricetta semplice e ricca di sapore.
    Brava Ju!! un abbraccio, buona settimana Daniela.

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  13. What an interesting soup, sounds lovely. Will have to try this one.

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  14. Another cream-based soup to add to the to-make list :)

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  15. I'm not a big fan of celery but do love it in a soup! Have to try this recipe out.

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  16. Hi there

    I would like to try to make these creamy soup for my children.... is it good to have a hand held blender? I think its rather hot to put the cooked stuff into food blender. Any recommendation?

    Thanks for your beautiful blog and sharing!


    Cheers
    Emilyn

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