Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Posted in - Recipes & Vegetarian on March 2nd 2013 4 Comments

Quick! It is the time of year for this soup which is I think my favourite of all soups I have ever had ………


Serves 2-3


Half an onion
30g butter
30mls olive oil
600g peeled and sliced Jerusalem Artichokes
600mls chicken stock (homemade if poss) or vegetable stock – if you are not a veggie chicken is preferable
80ml cream (but a little at a time, according to taste
Salt to season to taste

1.  Fry the onion in the melted butter and olive oil until glossy.
2.  Add the artichokes and coat in the oil.
3.  Add the stock and bubble for about half an hour until completely mushily tender.
4.  Whizz in the blender and pass though a sieve.
5.  Add the cream and season to taste.
6.  Garnish with chives and a little truffle oil if you have any.  Really good with sourdough bread.


As of now (4) people have had something to say...

  • Piers Torday - Reply

    March 4, 2013 at 8:01 am

    This is the most delicious soup in the world, but be warned – too much can have rather explosive auditory effects on your digestive system!

    • Victoria Straker Cook! - Reply

      March 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

      We did have someone cursing me for giving it to her as she knew the consequences but the tempatation was too much!

  • Gabrielle Pilot - Reply

    March 5, 2013 at 3:01 am

    How curious that THIS is the time for artichokes chez toi! For us it is only after a full summer’s growth and then we wait for the first frost to dig them up.
    Yes, it is my favourite soup too! So subtle its richness.
    Thank you Vicky.
    cheers from Quebec, Canada.

    • Victoria Straker Cook! - Reply

      March 5, 2013 at 7:43 am

      After our lack of Summer we dug up our Jerusalem artichokes but we had so much rain in the UK that they were rotten! So I bought them from the WI (Women’s Institute) in Shaftesbury where they perform miracles every week whether through veg we have failed in growing, homemade Christmas wreaths or fresh organic meat – worth a visit!

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