Colonial Peanut Soup

Colonial Peanut Soup

Colonial Peanut Soup


2 tablespoons  butter

 2 tablespoons  grated onion

 1 branch celery -- thinly sliced

 2 tablespoons  all-purpose flour

 3 cups  chicken broth

 1/2  cup  creamy peanut butter

  1/4 teaspoon  salt

 2 tablespoons  lemon juice

 2 tablespoons  chopped roasted peanuts


Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; add onion and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes.


Add flour and mix until well blended. Stir in chicken broth and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove from heat, strain broth.


Stir the peanut butter, salt and lemon juice into the strained broth until well mixed.


Serve hot in cups. Garnish each cup with a teaspoon of chopped peanuts.