Creamed Lettuce Soup Recipe

This Creamed Lettuce Soup Recipe is an easy to make low-cost vegetarian soup using homegrown vegetables.
By Beverly Barney
January/February 1976
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This Creamed Lettuce Soup Recipe is a meatless meal your family will appreciate.
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Try this Creamed Lettuce Soup Recipe for a nutritious, meatless meal made from fresh vegetables out of your own garden.

Creamed Lettuce Soup Recipe

1 teaspoon of chopped onion
2 tablespoons of butter
2 heads of lettuce, chopped
2 tablespoons of rice
2 cups of white stock
1/2 cup of hot cream
1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
Salt, pepper, and a dash of nutmeg

Saute the onion in butter for a few minutes (DON'T BROWN!). Put in the lettuce, rice and stock, cover the mixture, and cook it until the rice is tender. At that point, fold in the hot cream, egg yolk and desired seasonings. (NOTE: Once you've added the egg yolk, don't allow the soup to boil!) This recipe works best if you use only the heart of the lettuce. Save the outer leaves for salads or sandwiches.

Read more about vegetarian soup meals: Meatless Soup Recipes.

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