Leek gruyere cream soup^

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
6 cups Chicken broth
4 cups Sliced leeks
1 cup Sliced fresh mushrooms
1 teaspoon Fines herbes, crushed
½ teaspoon White pepper
⅓ cup Flour
1½ cup (6oz) shredded Gruyere
\N \N Cheese
2 tablespoons Snipped fresh parsley
1 cup Whipping cream
\N \N Thinly sliced leeks,
\N \N Optional

combine 4 cups of the chicken broth, the leeks, mushrooms, fines herves and white pepper in a large kettle and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10-15 minutes or utnil leeks are tender.

cool slightly.

Blend or process leek mixture one third at a time until smooth.

Return to pan, stir in 1 cup of the remaining chicken broth.

Stir or shake together the remaining chicken broth and flour until smooth. Stir into hot broth mixture along with the cheese and parsley. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and the cheese melts.

Stir in whipping cream; heat through. Garnish with additional sliced leeks, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

BH&G Holiday Appetizers 94 Carolyn Shaw 6-95 Submitted By CAROLYN SHAW On 08-24-95

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