How to make Canadian Cheese Soup:
In a large saucepan combine the chicken stock, carrots, onion, celery and potatoes and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for until vegetables are very tender.
With a potato masher, mash vegetables several times.
Add bacon and continue to simmer.
Meanwhile, melt olive oil in a small saucepan.
Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon and continue stirring for 1 minute.
Using a whisk, gradually stir in the milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent any lumps, until the sauce is smooth and thickened to the texture of heavy cream, about 3 minutes.
Add vegetable mixture, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add cheese.
Stir just until cheese is melted.
Season with salt and pepper.
Ladle the soup and garnish as desired.
Ingredients for Canadian Cheese Soup:
for 6 persons:
- 4 tomatoes, peeled and diced
- 3 cups - 0,7l chicken stock
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 1 medium carrot, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 6 oz - 170g bacon, trimmed and diced
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup - ¼l milk
- 8 oz - 225g shredded cheddar cheese
- pepper and salt to taste