Sharp's at Waterford Farm

Family-operated farm in Howard County, MD since 1903

Endive Soup

Endive Soup ~ a winner as a simple soup


Greens:  endive or Swiss chard, about 8 cups of finely chopped greens
Scallions or onions: 3 scallion bunches with tops or 1 small sweet onion
Chopped finely
Broth: 2 quarts of chicken broth or vegetable broth for a thick soup
3 quarts for a more traditional version
Basil:  1 cup of finely chopped basil, or 4 tablespoons of pesto
Rosemary:  1-2 sprigs of rosemary depending on the size of the sprigs and your      preference
Parsley:  1/2 cup dried
Olive Oil

Brown the onions until caramelized in olive oil, or if you prefer butter.  If using scallions, simply stir in the hot oil for 2 minutes.
Add the broth, finely chopped greens, basil and rosemary sprigs.  Bring to a boil then turn back to simmer on the stove or transfer to a crock pot.  Simmer for at least 8 hours.

The trick is to mix the flavors.

For a simple soup, grate some fresh Asia go or parmesan cheese on the top with a few croutons.
Variations:  Add orzo at the end before serving.   Make flour dumplings and cook dumpling on the top of the greens soup just before serving.   Brown Italian sausages in a separate pan and add to the soup.  Cook the soup/sausage mixture for an additional 20 minutes before serving.
Freezing:  Make more than you need for one meal and freeze the rest before you add any of the extras: orzo, cheese, dumpling, or sausages.

Updated: January 22, 2016 — 7:09 am

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