Creamy Vegetable Soup, Curry Croutons
Comments: These croutons, excellent served with this soup, are just as good served along with salads or buttered vegetables.
Servings: 4 to 6
IngredientsPreparation
  • 10 ounces [283 g] mixed frozen vegetables
  • 1/3 ounce [10 g] celery dices
  • 3 cups [750 mL] milk
  • 1 small onion, sliced into rings
  • 5 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons [50 g] flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons [7.5 mL] salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] pepper
  • 1/4 cup - 2 teaspoons [50 g] bacon fat, butter or margarine
  • 8 slices really crunchy fried bacon, cut into 1/2-inch [1.3-cm] pieces
  • Water
Curry Croutons
  • 3 slices firm enough bread
  • 3 tablespoons [45 g] margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon [2.5 mL] curry powder
  • Boil together mixed frozen vegetables and celery dices into hot boiling water, until really soft; drain and keep warm.
  • Blender running on 'grate', pour 1 cup [250 mL] milk, then add onion rings, flour, salt and pepper, through blender opening.
  • Blend for 15 seconds, or until onion rings are all broken-up.
  • Pour into a thick casserole; mix in remaining [2 cups / 500 mL] milk and bacon fat, butter or margarine.
  • Cook, stirring, until mixture is really hot and starts to thicken.
  • Add reserved warm boiled vegetables and fried bacon pieces.
  • Reheat for a few seconds, before serving.