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Katie’s Cream of Celeriac Soup

by Linda Cassella

Looking for that perfect soup to warm you up on a cold night?  This creamy concoction is sure to do the trick!

landgroveThis recipe comes to us by way of  the  Landgrove Inn, and was created by their  executive chef, Katie Schneider.  The inn  is located in the small town of Landgrove, VT,  situated in the heart of the Southern Green Mountains.



Katie’s Cream of Celeriac Soup

¼ cup butter
1 onion, diced or 1 leek, cleaned and thinly sliced
1 medium to large peeled and diced celery root (celeriac)
Approximately 3 cups to 4 cups chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream or lite cream
2 tbsp real maple syrup or more to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional garnish: chopped parsley or chopped chives

Notes: If using leeks, cut most of the dark green leaves off. You want the part that is light green. Peel outer layer off. Slice down the middle and then each half into thin slices. Soak in cold water, agitating it to release any dirt particles. Allow leeks to sit. Any sand will drop to the bottom of the bowl. Celery root is mild in flavor with slight celery after taste. You can use vegetable stock or just water. The chicken stock is used to add additional flavor. Puree soup in a standard blender or use an emersion blender right in the pot. Be very careful of hot liquids as they can burn you. Never fill a blender more than half way. Always cover lid with a towel and never lean over machine while it is running.

Directions: In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat; cook leeks or onion until translucent. Add in celery root, chicken stock, and heavy cream. Simmer covered or uncovered until celery root is fork tender or starts to fall apart. Add in maple syrup. Puree all ingredients. Add more liquid to reach your desired thickness. Keep in mind that the cooking liquid will evaporate some and you may need more to thin the soup. Season with salt and pepper.  Enjoy!

Thanks, Tom, for sharing this great soup recipe!

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