Potage Jacqueline

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potage_resizedA soothing soup, gently seasoned to emphasize the innate goodness of sweet potatoes.

This recipe was created by our own Jacqueline Lisa Wichman.



Potage Jacqueline
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 4 to 6
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon salt black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  1. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan and sauté the onions until translucent, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the celery and ginger and continue to cook until the onions begin to brown.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes, water, bay leaf, and salt and pepper and bring to a rapid boil.
  4. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  5. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
  6. Purée the soup mixture with the milk and heavy cream, in small batches in a blender or food processor.
  7. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste and reheat gently.
  8. Take care not to boil the soup.