I had a stalk of celery slacking off in the fridge so I figured I better use it before it got all rubbery and disgusting. Well, soup was the answer!
I made up the recipe, so here’s what I threw in the pot:
1 tablespoon of butter
4-5 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1 stalk of celery (yeah, use the whole thing)
3 fist fulls of potatoes (cut and peeled or not. Your choice!)
1 yellow bell pepper (for fun)
On medium, heat the butter and garlic. Throw in the celery. All of it. Cook it for a bit until it starts getting all steamy and then throw in like, 4 cups of water. Maybe more. You get to gauge it because I don’t remember. Use your intuition and think of it as a challenge! Then toss in the potatoes and boil the whole thing until it’s soft enough to blend. Because you WILL be blending it at the end.
Stir and stir and grind some fresh black pepper into the mix. Throw in some salt if you want to bring up the cholesterol or however that works.
Finally, add about a half teaspoon of ground cumin. This is the key. Not too much, not too little.
Keep on boiling for x amount of time. Are the potatoes soft now? Good. Turn off the heat and blend it in a blender (duh). You might have to do it in batches. That’s ok.
And that’s it! You’ve just made some delicious Celery Potato Universe Soup ™: