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Homemade Asparagus Soup



Ingredients:

1 lbs. white asparagus
3 cups of salted water
1 teaspoon of sugar
4 1/2 oz. Butter
1 1/2 oz. flour
1 tablespoon of chicken stock (powder)
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup of cream
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
parsley (chopped)

Method:

Peel the asparagus and cut into junks, appr. 1 - 1.5 inches long. Bring salted
water to a boil and add the sugar. Now add the asparagus junks.

Boil for appr. 15 minutes.

Strain the water from the asparagus but don't waste the water. Catch it in a
separate saucepan or something similar.

Heat 1.5 oz of the butter, add the flour when the butter has melted, while
stirring continuously.

Now slowly add the asparagus water that you caught in a separate saucepan.
Then add the chicken stock and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the cooked asparagus junks.

Whisk the cream and egg yolk and lemon juice together and pour it in, a little
at a time. Make sure you stir thoroughly while doing so and very important,
DON'T LET IT BOIL!

Melt the rest of the butter in the soup and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley when serving.

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