Cream Of Lettuce Soup

"This is such a delicious soup! It has a lovely consistency and loved by all who I have served it to. This is a real winner! People who have never had it before can't seem to guess whats in it!! Where this recipe calls for Chicken Stock, I use Campbell's Real Stock, and add water. It's so much easier than having to make your own! I usually use 1/2 Chicken and 1/2 Vegetable Stock. If making in advance leave out the beaten egg yolks and scalded cream and add just before re-heating and serving. For the purpose of freezing -leave the beaten egg yolks and scalded cream out until thawed and re-heated."
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10-12 cups of Cream Of Lettuce Soup




  • Melt the butter in a deep pan.
  • Add the onion, garlic, green pepper and tarragon.
  • Saute 3-4 minutes.
  • Add lettuce and watercress and cook, stirring, for a further 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the stock and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and put through a blender to puree.
  • A handheld is ideal for doing this!
  • Return to a clean pan, heat, season with salt and pepper and stir in milk.
  • Bring to simmering point.
  • Beat egg YOLKS in a bowl and gradually beat in the scalded cream until smooth.
  • Stir into soup.
  • HEAT, but do NOT BOIL!
  • Serve garnished with finely chopped parsley and/or spring onions.

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  1. Karin, this was delicious. My hubby learned about lettuce soup from a neighbor and just had to try it. We took it to a friend's as part of a wonderful Easter dinner and everyone loved it.


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