Celery soup is a delicious vegetable soup. There are several variations of celery soup ranging from cream-based to a more rustic-style soup. For a broth-based soup with chunky vegetables, try 300 Sensational Soups by Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds. Your local library also has a good collection of cookbooks. This recipe is for a cream-based celery soup. It's easy and guaranteed to entice even non-celery eaters. In general, making soup is a very forgiving process; it's difficult to make bad soup.
Pour the chicken stock into a large pot and bring to a boil.
Add the celery, carrots and onion to the pot of boiling chicken stock.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, pepper and milk until well blended. Add to the stock pot along with the butter.
Boil all ingredients together for 10-15 minutes on medium-low heat. Be sure to stir the ingredients so they don't stick.
Strain out all the vegetables by pouring the soup through a colander and into a large bowl. Pour the liquid back into the stock pot and heat for 5 minutes. Serve with french bread for a delicious meal. This recipe yields 4-6 servings.
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