Cream of Potato and Celeriac Soup

Here’s a good soup if you live in colder climes, and have a CSA basket and you are like wtf is a celeriac?

Celeriac is a tuber veggie that tastes like celery.

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That is Celeriac, well a chunk of it anyway.

So I make, cream of potato and celeriac soup out of it.

You’ll need:

1 small onion minced
3 cloves garlic, or less minced
4 rashers of bacon cut up, or more, whatever
3med russet potatoes, peeled and diced small
A hunk of celeriac root (because they’re big) about 1/4 of it, peeled and diced.
2 cups of chicken stock. (Home made is the best option)
2tsp (or more if you like it) summer savoury
2tsp of thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Butter (optional)
1/2 cup of cream or milk

First: heat your pot over med high heat. Dump in bacon and cook til crisp, remove from pot to drain, leave fat in pot. If not enough fat for your liking, add a bit of butter. Dump in onions and garlic. Sautée until you can smell the garlic cooking.

Dump in potatoes and celeriac. Toss around for a min then dump the stock in. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until fork tender.

Grab a handy dandy stick blender, or if you are feeling daring dump it all in a normal blender, and blitz the shit out of it. Add milk, thyme, savoury and bacon. Return to heat and simmer for another 5 minutes to give the herbs time to infuse the soup.
enjoy

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This is what it looks like.  It’s darker than normal because my base stock is darker than the stuff you get from the grocery store.  I used a combo of Chicken/Duck stock for this soup, home made, I call it Chuck Stock.  Tasty and rich.  

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