How to make it

  • Bring stock to a boil in a large soup pot.
  • Wash dandelion leaves and add them to the stock.
  • Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove stock from heat, cool, and strain stock.
  • Discard the leaves.
  • Returning the stock to the kettle, and simmer until it boils.
  • While it begins to boil, add peeled and sliced potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced carrots, thinly sliced celery, and leeks cut into 1/4" pieces.
  • After one hour, wash and dry the mushrooms, cut into slices and add to soup.
  • Simmer 10 minutes, then add both creams and butter.
  • Stir unti lbutter has melted and soup is heated through.
  • Add salt to taste, and garnish with fresh ground black pepper.

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  • mdr 5 years ago
    I'm with softgray.....and chop the dandelion leaves....and leave them in the soup, delicious and pretty.
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    " It was excellent "
    waterlily ate it and said...
    What I've found is that the young leaves of dandelion plants that have been allowed to grow to maturity -- that is, the young leaves of truly big dandelions that haven't been mowed, are really the best. I'm neither the poorest or by ANY definition among the richest, but I know good dandelion soup when I see it, and this sounds fantastic!
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  • maggiehc 6 years ago
    I needed something to do with dandelions I bought and this sounds perfect. Thanks!
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  • scearley 7 years ago
    You can also substitute nettles in the same way.

    linebb - I remember eating dandelion flowers as a kid, and how bitter they'd be if you ate too much - if you get dandelions before they flower, they are MUCH less bitter.
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  • linebb956 7 years ago
    When I was a little kid, my mother and grandmother would tie up the dandelions to make them whiter in the center... They would cook them and MAKE us eat them. Call it spring tonic. What is funny, if you go to the USDA food area they are listed as one of the higest in certain nuterients! I guess they were right! I might like this, as it would cut the bitter! BUT we have no dandelions in South Texas!
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  • softgrey 7 years ago
    funny---
    so it's really like a creamy mushroom and leek soup...
    and the dandelion is just used to flavour the broth, not eaten?...

    interesting...
    strange, but somehow this fascinates me...

    thanks!

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