Greg made the soup all on his own. He does cook sometimes, but this recipe surprised me for him to make because one, he doesn't like onions and two he's not a wine person. He willingly bought the shallots and wine at the store and put them in the soup all on his own. Normally he'd ask me to omit those kind of items when I'm making something that requires them. (Note: don't omit the wine it give it a great falvor!) To my surprise he even chopped the shallots himself! Way to go honey! Maybe there's hope yet... do I hear salad in your future? (Note: Greg doesn't eat lettuce and I really wished he did so I could just make a big salad for dinner some nights. I think my little Emmaline may end up being my salad buddy in the future... keeping my fingers crossed. Here's Greg going to work making the soup... starting with the shallots!!!
Here's the recipe:
Corn, Potato, & Cheese Soup
2 TBSP butter
2 Shallots, finely chopped
8 oz. potatoes, diced
4 TBSP all-purpose flour
2 TBSP dry white wine
1 1/4 cups milk
11 1/2oz. canned corn kernels, drained
generous 3/4 cup grated Swiss or cheddar cheese (we used cheddar)
8-10 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
fresh sage sprigs and croutons to garnish (optional)
- Melt butter in large saucepan. Add the shallots and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the potatoes and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the white wine, then gradually stir in the milk. Return the pan to the heat and bring to a boil, stirring continuously, then reduce the heat and simmer.
- Stir in the corn kernels, cheese, chopped sage, and cream and heat thoroughly gently until the cheese has just melted.
- Ladle the soup into bowls, top with croutons, and fresh sage sprigs if desired.
Just a side note: The recipe calls for 8oz. of potatoes diced. What the heck is that? Usually a recipe will say 2-3 potatoes or something or a cup of diced potatoes. So I figured it meant about a cup of potatoes (2-3 depending on size). Also, we used a Chardonnay. I guarantee you'll really enjoy it if you make it! Enjoy!