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Food Fare: German RecipesCream of Asparagus Soup


Wash and peel asparagus; discard hard bottom part of the stems. Cut into 1" pieces; place in a cooking pot and cover with water. Add salt, three lemon slices and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Cook on medium heat for ten to fifteen minutes, or until asparagus is tender. Drain, reserving two cups of the water. Melt butter in cooking pot; add the flour. Stir in milk and cook over medium heat; stir until thickened. Add two cups of the reserved water and the asparagus pieces. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. In a bowl, beat egg yolk with whipping cream; stir into soup. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Serve.


Variation: Creamy Asparagus Soup.


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Food Fare Culinary Collection: German Gourmania


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