Sorrel Soup Recipe

In France, a favored use of sorrel is for soup. Try this soup recipe; it’s quick to prepare and always tastes even better the next day.

| November/December 2019

sorrel-soup
Photo by Stocksy/Harald Walker

There are many variations of sorrel soup (Soupe à l’oseille), but this recipe is Michèle’s family’s favorite, and close to most recipes in French cookbooks.

Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or 1-1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped sorrel leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 quart hot water or chicken stock
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1⁄4 cup fine soup noodles
  • 1 cup milk or 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Directions

  1. In a heavy soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat.(Don’t use an aluminum pot, because of the high acidity of the sorrel.)
  2. Add the chopped sorrel leaves, and stir. When the leaves appear melted, add the onion, and stir to mix.
  3. Add the flour, and mix until smooth.
  4. Add the water or chicken stock gradually, stirring gently until the mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil, and add the potatoes and salt. Cover, and lower the heat. Simmer until the potatoes are done, about 20 minutes.
  5. Use a hand-held blender to puree the soup in the pot, or transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Return to soup pot.
  6. Add the noodles, and cook 10 to 12 minutes, or until noodles are soft.
  7. Add the milk or cream just before serving.

Discover more:



Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Get the latest on Natural Health and Sustainable Living with Mother Earth News!

Mother Earth News

Your friends at Mother Earth Living are committed to natural health and sustainable living. Unfortunately, the financial impact of COVID-19 has challenged us to find a more economical way to achieve this mission. We welcome you to our sister publication Mother Earth News. What you sought in the pages of Mother Earth Living can be found in Mother Earth News. For over 50 years, “The Original Guide to Living Wisely” has focused on organic gardening, herbal medicine, real food recipes, and sustainability. We look forward to going on this new journey with you and providing solutions for better health and self-sufficiency.

The impact of this crisis has no doubt affected every aspect of our daily lives. We will strive to be a useful and inspiring resource during this critical time and for years to come.

Best wishes,
Your friends at Mother Earth Living and Mother Earth News

Save Money & a Few Trees!

By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of Mother Earth News for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Classifieds