Cream o’ Celery Soup Substitute


You wanna make something, and it calls for one of those friendly red and white cans of condensed soup (cream of celery, in this case), but you don’t have any in the pantry, and running out to the market is not a good thing right about now.

What to do?

Why, whip up this wicked good, wicked simple substitute in next to no time!

03aAddFlourbfLOAll thanks to for this invaluable recipe, which makes about as much as one of those cans.

•1/2 cup celery, chopped
•1 tbsp sweet onion, diced
•1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper
•3 tbsp butter
•3 tbsp flour
03bRouxbfLO•1/4 tsp salt
•White pepper
•1 cup milk

Melt the butter with the salt in a skillet, then add the celery and onion and sauté until the veggies are tender.

Whisk the flour into the butter and celery until smooth, then continue stirring until thickened and deep golden in color.

04bCelerySoupSubbfLOAdd the Aleppo and white pepper, then 1/2 cup of the milk a tablespoon or so at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth.

Stir in the remaining milk, then continue cooking and stirring over low heat until the mixture has thickened.

That’s it.

Not twenty minutes from start to finish, and you have yourself a fine substitute for that friendly red and white can. You can use this as you would one can o’ soup in recipes, or mebbe try adding another cup of milk and mebbe a splash of sherry and serving it as – whowouldathunkit? – soup!

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