Endive and beer soup

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Endive and beer soup : Photo of step #1
  2. 15 min.Endive and beer soup : Photo of step #2
    Prepare 500 g endives (head of chicory) and cut into pieces.
  3. 5 min.Endive and beer soup : Photo of step #3
    Peel and rinse 100 g potatoes, then slice but do not rinse again.
  4. 5 min.Endive and beer soup : Photo of step #4
    Melt 1 knob butter in 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan on medium heat, then add the onions and endives, salt and pepper.

    Cook without colouring, stirring frequently.
  5. 10 min.Endive and beer soup : Photo of step #5
    Add 750 ml Vegetable stock and the potatoes. Bring to the boil.
  6. 20 min.Endive and beer soup : Photo of step #6
    Add the beer, cover and leave to cook for 20 minutes.
  7. 5 min.Endive and beer soup : Photo of step #7
    Add 100 ml liquid cream to finish, then blend to give a smooth soup. Check the seasoning.
  8. Endive and beer soup : Photo of step #8
    Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and garnished with a parsley leaf.

Remarks:

Choose whatever beer you prefer, but preferably a light bitter or lager style.

No onions to hand? Just use shallots.

Source:

Based on a recipe by Thibault Van Aerde.

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