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Cream of Mushroom Soup

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"Nature alone is antique and the oldest art a mushroom."
-- Thomas Carlyle

This was my favorite soup growing up. I used to always have a few cans of it around -- that is until I learned how easy it is to make.


ingredients

  • 5 cups sliced mushrooms (as if I ever really measure)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme (or 1/8 tsp dry)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 2 tbsp sherry
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • about half an hour

instructions

Sauté mushrooms in broth with onion & thyme until tender (about 15 minutes).

Pureé the mixture (carefully!), leaving chunks as you wish (O do).

In a heavy pan, melt butter & whisk in flour until smooth (in other words, make roux).

Add half & half to roux & add that to the other pot full, along with pepper &/or salt as you wish. Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a low boil until it thickens up.

Adjust seasonings, add sherry & serve it up with bread & a salad.


Serves 4.


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