Wednesday, April 29, 2009

AMISH CHEESE SOUP

This is an old Old Order Amish recipe.

1/4 cup chopped onion
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
3/4 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Cook carrots and celery in boiling water until tender. Do not drain. Melt butter in large saucepan and add onion; cook until tender. Stir in flour and blend well. Gradually add the milk and chicken broth. Add the carrots and celery. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Stir in the cheese and stir over low heat until the cheese is melted.

Yield: 6 servings

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