Irish Celery Soup Recipe

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Summary

Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexHealthy
MethodDish
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Celery1 Pound
 Potatoes2
 Onions2
 Butter1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Bay leaf1
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm)
 Grated nutmeg1 Teaspoon
 Chicken broth1 Quart
 Light cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1323 Calories from Fat 756

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 86 g132.4%

Saturated Fat 53.8 g269.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 254.2 mg

Sodium 3220.6 mg134.2%

Total Carbohydrates 128 g42.5%

Dietary Fiber 22.2 g88.6%

Sugars 28.9 g

Protein 22 g44.4%

Vitamin A 94.8% Vitamin C 193.4%

Calcium 41.6% Iron 29.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Cut off base of celery, then wash and chop stalks and leaves.
Peel and finely chop potatoes and onions.
Melt butter in saucepan over a low heat.
Add celery stalks and leaves, potatoes and onions, cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring to prevent coloring.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, add the bay leaf, peeled and crushed garlic, pinch of nutmeg and hot broth (made with 2 cubes if necessary).
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove bay leaf.
Push soup through sieve into a bowl, or liquidize, then return to saucepan and add the cream.
Heat through without boiling.
Adjust seasoning, then serve with croutons (diced bread fried in oil till brown).
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