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    French Smooth Chestnut Soup for Holidays

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    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 20 mins

    30 mins

    50 mins

    Polar Bear's Note:

    This is a French potage. Original recipe from ''The Cook's Companion".

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      On low heat, sweat the potato, celery, onion and garlic in butter in a heavy based pot for 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add the chestnuts, stock and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes until the nuts and vegetables are tender.
    3. 3
      Strain through a colander into a bowl and puree the solids in a food processor.
    4. 4
      Return the liquid to the solids while holding back about 1 cup in case the soup is too liquid for your taste.
    5. 5
      Strain back into the pot.
    6. 6
      Add the creme fraiche for extra tang and simmer the soup for 15 minutes to allow it to reduce slightly.
    7. 7
      Season to taste.
    8. 8
      Before serving, add the liquor to the hot soup.
    9. 9
      Garnish with choppsed parsley.
    10. 10
      The French would add a little shredded duck confit warmed in the alcohol into each bowl just right before serving.

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    Nutritional Facts for French Smooth Chestnut Soup for Holidays

    Serving Size: 1 (404 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 472.7
     
    Calories from Fat 86
    18%
    Total Fat 9.5 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 19.4 mg
    6%
    Sodium 254.0 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 88.1 g
    29%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 3.8 g
    15%
    Protein 8.0 g
    16%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    creme fraiche

    armagnac

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