Celery Cream Soup
3 tablespoons butter
1 1⁄2 lbs celery ribs, sliced
2 large onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons flour
6 cups turkey/veggie or chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 -4 dashes hot sauce
celery leaves (for garnish)
In a large sauce pan, melt butter, add celery, onions, and garlic.
Cook over medium low heat until soft.
Add flour and cook 1-2 minutes over low heat.
Add chicken broth and bay leaf, bring to a boil reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
Remove bay leaf, puree (in small batches) in a blender or processor.
Add cream, lemon juice, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
Reheat and simmer 5 minutes.
Garnish with celery leaves.