Friday, July 19, 2013

Karla's courgette soup

My parents had a friend called Karla.
A dear old German lady with impeccable manners and full of loving kindness who flirted uproariously with my father and swore in a bad English accent.  She had been a midwife in the East End (of London) working with the Jewish community right after the second World War - it can't have been easy but it made for a great sense of humour!

I spent many an evening eating wonderful food at her home and many a Christmas lunch time persuading her to eat "just a little more!"

This is her recipe - perfect if you have a glut of courgettes!


500g courgettes, thickly sliced 
1 onion, chopped
150g potatoes, peeled and cubed 
600ml chicken or stock 
25g butter 
1 clove garlic, crushed
150ml milk 
1 (scant) teaspoon curry powder
Freshly ground pepper

Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the onions and garlic.
Sauté the onion and garlic for 5 minutes until they are soft.
Add the curry powder and stir together.
Stir in the potatoes and most of the courgettes and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the stock, milk and pepper and bring the mixture to the boil.
Reduce the heat, cover with the lid and simmer for 15 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
Puree the soup and serve hot garnished with thin slices of courgettes.


Tina said...

This sounds good. Maybe I would keep some of the courgettes (sounds way sexier than zucchini) to add to the soup after it's pureed. A few chunks in it .....perfect.

Le laquet said...

It is seriously good and so easy. To be honest I like it really chunky! Nice :o)

Tina said...

I just heard August 8th is National Zucchini I will make this soup and post it then. But I will say courgette cause it's sexier :-)

Le laquet said...

In a French accent non?

Stella said...

Ooh, I'll try this recipe! Sounds tasty.

Le laquet said...

It's great Stella - have made it with vegetable stock for veggies too!