Lettuce Soup Ingredients
- 600 ml/1 pt chicken stock
- 1 round lettuce, shredded
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 25 g/1 oz butter
- 1 ⁄2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 300 ml/10 fl oz milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons single cream
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lettuce Soup Recipe
Bring the stock to the boil, add the lettuce and boil for 5 minutes. In a separate pan, sweat the onion in the butter for 3 minutes until soft.
Pour in the lettuce and stock, and season with the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes until the onion is very soft. Purée in a blender or food processor, and return to the saucepan. Stir in the milk.
Whisk the egg yolk and cream together. Whisk in a little of the soup, then pour back into the remaining soup and heat through, stirring all the while. Do not allow to boil or the egg will curdle. Serve hot.