Celery and carrot flavor the stock of this pureed potato soup made with a can of evaporated milk. Serve garnished with chopped chives.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup margarine
- 5 baking potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 2 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 4 stalks celery tops
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
In a stock pot, saute onion in butter until yellow and soft. Add chicken stock, carrots, celery tops and potatoes. Stir in salt and white pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and cook until vegetables are tender enough to easily pierce with a fork.
Remove carrots and celery tops and discard. Add evaporated milk and heat through.
Using a food processor or blender, puree soup in small batches. Return to stock pot and keep over low heat until ready to serve, making sure soup does not scorch if not serving immediately. Garnish with chives and serve.