French Country Soup

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make French Country Soup

  • Clean and finely chop all the vegetables. Cook in stock till tender.
  • Blend or pass through a sieve to make a puree.
  • For bechamel sauce:
  • Stick the onion with the clove.
  • Add to the milk along with the bay leaves. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and let it sleep for half an hour.
  • Blend together the flour and butter in a saucepan over a low heat.
  • Take off fire.
  • Strain the boiled milk and add a little at a time to the flour and butter mixture.
  • When all the milk has been added, return to heat.
  • Add salt and pepper and cook over a slow fire till the flour is well cooked and the sauce is smooth and glossy.
  • Blend the bechamel sauce with the puree.
  • Serve hot garnished with a swirl of cream.