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Cheddar & asparagus potage

Dairy Farmers of Canada
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1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1 onion, chopped
1 lb (450 g) asparagus, trimmed and cut into small pieces (about 4 cups – 1 L)
2 cups (500 mL) potatoes, peeled and diced
3 cups (750 mL) chicken or vegetable broth, no salt added
1 cup (250 mL) milk
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cups (500 mL) Canadian Extra Old Cheddar, grated and divided
Fried onion rings, homemade or store-bought (optional)
Homemade Gouda asparagus pesto (optional)

Homemade fried onion rings:
1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
1 onion, sliced into very thin rings
Oil for frying
1/4 cup (60 mL) flour
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Yields: 6 Servings

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  • Course Hors D'oeuvres & Appetizers
  • Prep. Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 25 mins
  • Yields 6 Servings
  • Course Hors D'oeuvres & Appetizers
  • Prep. Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 25 mins
  • Yields 6 Servings

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Ingredients

1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1 onion, chopped
1 lb (450 g) asparagus, trimmed and cut into small pieces (about 4 cups – 1 L)
2 cups (500 mL) potatoes, peeled and diced
3 cups (750 mL) chicken or vegetable broth, no salt added
1 cup (250 mL) milk
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cups (500 mL) Canadian Extra Old Cheddar , grated and divided
Fried onion rings, homemade or store-bought (optional)
Homemade Gouda asparagus pesto (optional)

Homemade fried onion rings:
1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
1 onion, sliced into very thin rings
Oil for frying
1/4 cup (60 mL) flour
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Preparation

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter and cook onion and asparagus for about 5 min, stirring frequently. Reserve a few asparagus tips for garnish.

Add potatoes, broth and milk. Season with salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 15 min or until vegetables are tender.

Purée using a hand or upright blender. If using an upright blender, return mixture to saucepan.  

Add 1 cup (250 mL) cheese and stir into soup until melted. Adjust seasoning.

Serve soup garnished with reserved asparagus tips and remaining cheese. If desired, top with onion rings and drizzle with Gouda asparagus pesto.

 

Homemade fried onion rings

Pour milk into a bowl and add onion rings. Soak for 10 min and then drain.

In a saucepan, heat oil on medium-high heat.

Place onion rings and flour in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well to coat onions. Shake off excess flour.

Fry onions in hot oil until golden and crispy. Remove with slotted spoon and let drain on paper towels. 

Set aside to cool to room temperature, away from humidity. 

Tips

Cooking tip

To maintain its colour, texture and flavour, cook asparagus quickly and then immerse in ice water to stop the cooking process.

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Provolone, Monterey Jack.

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Did you know?

Firm cheeses like Gruyere and Monterey Jack make great additions to soups. Find more great matches for your favourite cheeses.

Did you know?

Firm cheeses like Gruyere and Monterey Jack make great additions to soups. Find more great matches for your favourite cheeses.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 197 Calories
Protein: 12 g
Carbohydrate: 17 g
Fat: 10 g
Fibre: 3.4 g
Sodium: 221 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 20 % / 220 mg
Folate: 30 %
Vitamin B12: 26 %
Phosphorus: 23 %
Riboflavin: 22 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 1/2 milk product serving(s) per person.

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