Monday, October 14, 2013

Cream of whatever

Basic white sauce: (thick)

3 tbsp butter or oil
3 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
dash of pepper
1 1/4 cup liquid, milk, or stock

Melt butter or oil in sauce pan. Stir in flour or seasonings. Cook over medium heat until bubbly. Add liquid slowly, stirring with wire wisk to prevent lumps. Cook until thick. Makes 1 cup or 1 can of condensed soup

Tomato soup: use tomato juice for the liquid. Add dashes of garlic, onion powder, basil and oregano.

Chicken soup: use chicken broth for half the liquid. add 1/4 tsp poultry seasoning or sage

Mushroom/celery/chive soup: saute 1/4 c chopped mushrooms, celery, or chives and 1 tbsp minced onion in butter before adding flour.