Endive and beer soup

Endive and beer soup
For this soup, the endives (chicory) and onions are cooked gently together first before adding the vegetable stock and beer. The endives and beer give the soup a hint of bitterness and a unique flavour.
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Last modified on: January 12th 2014

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Endive and beer soup

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Endive and beer soup
Prepare 500 g endives (head of chicory) and cut into pieces.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Endive and beer soup
Peel and rinse 100 g potatoes, then slice but do not rinse again.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Endive and beer soup
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.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Endive and beer soup
Add 750 ml Vegetable stock and the potatoes. Bring to the boil.

Stage 6 - 20 min.
Endive and beer soup
Add the beer, cover and leave to cook for 20 minutes.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Endive and beer soup
Add 100 ml liquid cream to finish, then blend to give a smooth soup. Check the seasoning.

Stage 8
Endive and beer soup
Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and garnished with a parsley leaf.
Choose whatever beer you prefer, but preferably a light bitter or lager style.

No onions to hand? Just use shallots.
A few days in the fridge in a selaed container.
Based on a recipe by Thibault Van Aerde.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,284 Kcal or 5,376 Kj13 gr90 gr91 gr
64 %5 %8 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
71 Kcal or 297 Kj1 gr5 gr5 gr
4 %<1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
257 Kcal or 1,076 Kj3 gr18 gr18 gr
13 %1 %2 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Celery
How much will it cost?
  • For 5 people : 3.24 €
  • Per person : 0.65 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Vegetable stockVegetable stock: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Curried prawn risotto, Mixed vegetable curry, Country vegetable soup, Fisherman's Ragout, Duo of slow-cooked pork, ... All
Endives (head of chicory)Endives (head of chicory): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Individual creamy endive gratins, Ham and endives au gratin, Endives , Gratin du Nord, Purple sprouting broccoli and endive salad, ... All
BeerBeer: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Ch'ti mussel tarts, Gratin du Nord, Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit), Carbonnade, ... All
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mushroom velouté, Morteau sausage, Normandy seafood stew, "Day After Pork Belly" Soup, Seafood sauerkraut, ... All
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