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Jerusalem Artichoke Soup #FrenchFridayswithDorie

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Sunchoke fans will love this Jerusalem Artichoke Soup topped with a dollop of creme fraiche.

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup | French Fridays with Dorie soup recipe

Another Jerusalem Artichoke Recipe

A pleasant soup. That’s what I’d say about this Jerusalem artichoke soup. One of my wise friends uses this term when she can’t think of anything especially complimentary to say about someone (usually referring to one of her daughters’ latest paramours).

Not that it was bad, but it wasn’t the kind of soup that beckoned to me for seconds. He’s Just Not That Into You is playing on the TV in the background…and that’s what I’d say about this soup. I’m just not that into you.

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup | French Fridays with Dorie soup recipe

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Since we eat with our eyes, it may be the bland color that threw me for a loop. The mixture of chokes, chicken broth, onions, garlic, celery and leeks was cooked then pureed. The hue was less than appealing, sort of a speckled taupe.

I made just a fraction of the recipe and my mini food processor was incapable of pureeing the parsley into a proper coulis for the garnish, so mine was short of that flavor component. If you are a huge fan of Jerusalem artichokes or sunchokes, I have a feeling you’d be a fan.

Dorie’s recipe can be seen on Google Books Jerusalem artichoke soup. Plus if you’re already a fan of sunchokes, Dorie’s Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Garlic are a nice substitute for roasted potatoes.

More soups for your viewing pleasure:

Provençal Vegetable Soup | A delightful summer soup featuring beans and vegetables

Provençal Vegetable Soup

 Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chili with Black Beans

Chili with Black Beans

Baked potato soup

Baked Potato Soup

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43 comments on “Jerusalem Artichoke Soup #FrenchFridayswithDorie”

  1. I’ve never taste an artichoke soup ! This one looks very nice and with a raining day like today will be perfect ! Have a nice weekend Liz 😉

  2. I like your friends use of the word “pleasant.” Or, couldn’t you say “bless its heart” as well? 🙂

  3. My word is usually “interesting”… But at least you tried it:@)

  4. Definitely this needed some “ooomph” in terms of colour but I liked the flavour!

  5. Sunchokes seem to be an acquired taste, too. I hope you were able to ‘sell’ the soup to the rest of your family.

  6. Such a fascinating recipe… I am going to have to try this!

  7. I love that–pleasant! When I was in France, there was a woman who used to say, “Oh, c’est speciale” when she wasn’t very excited about a food or dish. Ah well, not all of the dishes can be winners!

  8. I actually enjoyed this soup, however I used half sunchokes and half potatoes…even Bill liked it! Sorry…you were just not into it!! It looks pretty! Happy Friday, Liz!

  9. Never tried an artichoke soup.. you made me curious now 🙂

  10. Never had artichoke soup. I’m intrigued. Thanks, Liz.

  11. The visual appeal is not there, is it? Any of the other soups listed look a hundred times more appealing! I have given up on Jerusalem Artichokes!

  12. I am a huge Jerusalem Artichoke fan but yeah sounds like the recipe need a little umph, like exotic spices. It has potential, great inspiration to run with.

  13. You made it look lovely Liz, not just pleasant 🙂

  14. Liz,
    OK any Dorie recipe is ok by me!!! Artichokes, chicken broth, onions, garlic, celery and leeks . . winning combo to me!!! love this soup!

  15. Awww 🙂 I am sad you didn’t like this one so much, but I totally get not being into something…

    have a nice weekend!

  16. I’m not a fan of Jerusalem artichokes, but I love the process. You make everything look so delicious!

  17. I can’t hear the ads today! I have to say I have never cooked with Jerusalem artichokes. I’ve seen them in the shops but have walked past as haven’t known what to do with them. A few years ago I watched a Jamie Oliver Christmas special on TV and he cooked Jerusalem artichokes with cream and other things (like a potato bake) and served it with roasted poultry. It looked fantastic and I would like to try JA’s that way. I agree the soup doesn’t have a rainbow of colour but I do think you presented it beautifully xx

  18. Lizzy,
    I’ve never used jerusalem artichokes for anything. The soup certainly looks pleasant enough. 😉

  19. Normally I wave my hands in the air at your recipes but on this one, I’m on Bill’s side when it comes to Jerusalem artichoke soup. Not just yours but anyone’s. I can’t get past what it looks like. 🙂

  20. Call me crazy but I think all creamy soups look yummy! I’ve never met one that I didn’t like! Count me in on this one!

  21. Hi Liz, I bet this is a fabulous soup, sometimes the most unassuming veggies are the best!

  22. UGH I hate that movie for the sole purpose that the main character’s name is GiGi and WOW – That character gives GIGI a BAD reputation!!!!!!!!!!! Makes all GiGi’s seem so pathetic! LOL!

  23. Oh, yeas…soup time of the year. I bet the artichoke one is very tasty, just like the artichokes which I love. Great idea!

  24. Sorry this one was underwhelming! Bummer! I just spotted sunchokes in my supermarket yesterday, so I have to catch up on these recipes soon, before they disappear again!

  25. LOL! Yep, I am just not that into this soup either. The chilli and black bean soup, on the other hand, looks fabulous!

  26. It has such a beautiful chestnut-like colour. The soup looks wonderfully delicious.

  27. What lovely soups. I don’t think I’ve ever had a Jerusalem artichoke.

  28. Love this soup, love all the flavours! So good! Definitely bookmarking this to try!

  29. O haha… I like Jerusalem artichokes but you’re right about the color, That is just not appealing. Especially not if you compare it to all the beauties you posted below it! I bit of color does go a long way!

  30. Pleasant is nice… I think I’ll steal it. I often go for interesting, though not with food. Or when someone is complaining… how unfortunate! I made a faux version, but still nothing to get excited about. Unfortunately, a lot in the refrigerator (why do I keep doing that??). Others used pesto with it, so I think I’ll try it!

  31. I felt the same way when I made Charles’ (Five Euro Foods) recipe about a year or so ago. My Mom’s best friend used to say “it’s nice enough” which is also very cute.

  32. What a lovely soup my friend, it looks delicious 😀
    Light and healthy!

    Choc Chip Uru

  33. Well we got past those two recipes, now on to the good stuff like the duck. Have a great

  34. Sorry this one wasn’t a hit for you. I couldn’t get the right texture for the parsley, either, but added it anyway and the flavour really added to the soup.

  35. Dear Liz, well, this was another cream of veg soup but the kids are all about eating these types of soups around this time of year and to my great surprise they really love the taste of sunchokes – I am just lucky that I have so many devoted taste testers. Your mini version looks so comforting and creamy – a bit sad that you did not really enjoy this recipe so much – there is a bit of a showstopper recipe coming up next Friday and I know that you have gone oout of your way to find those tiny kumquats – looking forward to your photos!
    Have a great Sunday,

  36. Sorry this did not go over well as it should have… I always have high hopes for cream soups. I would still enjoy a bowl… it’s cold today. 🙂

  37. I never found the elusive Jerusalem artichokes and it looks like I didn’t miss anything. I will have to try her other soups.

  38. Guess this is one of those cases of tastes…Somebody thought it was delicious enough to publish as a recipe =) P.s. Glad to know, too, that even a gourmet cook can feel like she strikes out sometimes. =)

  39. I’m amazed at the variation in color of everyone’s soups. Yours is so dark compared with mine. At least you get to check this pleasant soup off the to-do list. You didn’t mention it, so I assume Bill didn’t even taste it?

  40. LOL- I figured it was being kind when I saw the word pleasant in quotes. I totally understand that this was not exactly company worthy and think I perhaps liked the soup I made more than usual simply because I chose NOT to add the JA’s. Code for this is now going to taste fabulous because it DOESN’T have those little guys mixed in 🙂 But we do eat with our eyes indeed. The other soups you shared are gorgeous. The JA soup should be quaking in it’s bowl at the competition…..

  41. Well, “pleasant” sounds a lot nicer than “interesting”, which is usually what my husband says when he’s not that into something. Also sounds a lot nicer than a few of the terms I’ve used for my little brother’s current paramour. Maybe I need to steal it.

  42. I’ve not ventured past artichoke dip so this is very new to me.

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