Lettuce Soup ( Early America )

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Recipe by Chef Shadows

This is a cheap and easy soup found in a 1907 cookbook. You will surprised by the flavor of cooked lettuce. It is not strong in flavor which makes it "right" for any meal . This recipe was found in "The Frugal Gourmet" by Jeff Smith who attributes it to Early America. Note: The Brown Stock can be found here: Basic Brown Stock

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop lettuce.
  2. Saute' in a frying pan with the butter, sugar, and vinegar.
  3. Stir constantly until lettuce is barely wilted.
  4. Add the flour, salt, pepper and the egg.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Pour in the stock.
  7. Bring to a boil, remove from heat.
  8. Add the cream.
  9. Stir.
  10. Serve with the croutons.

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