French soup with chestnuts

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Allow me to offer you a French cream soup with chestnuts and mushrooms. Simple but so exquisitely refined. Soft, velvety, thick, flavorful... delicious. Help yourself.

Ingredients for French soup with chestnuts

Step by step instruction of cooking French soup with chestnuts

Шаг 1

The first thing you need to prepare the chestnuts.
Go through them, throw away all the ruined and cracked. Thoroughly rinse beans, then dry them with a towel.

Шаг 2

Make a few holes throughout with a knife, fork or awl. Thus the shell will not burst during cooking.
Put the chestnuts in a pan with a thick bottom. Fill them with vegetable oil to half. For soups and sauces, roasting chestnuts is that way with oil. Cover chestnuts dense damp cloth or towel, this step will prevent drying of beans.

Шаг 3

Cover the pan with a lid and fry the chestnuts for 20-25 minutes on medium heat, constantly shaking the pan (the lid is not open!)
Then put the chestnuts in a napkin and allow to cool.

Шаг 4

Clean the chestnuts from the shell, slightly pushing down on them. You will see how the beans will begin to crack, will only to remove the peel.
Turns 130-140 grams (250 g) peeled chestnuts.

Шаг 5

Mushrooms carefully with a damp cloth and finely chop and fry in butter until it will turn brown.
I use butter TM "Itself" of 82.5%.
To add salt to the mushrooms, season with pepper.

Шаг 6

Put the mushrooms and chopped chestnuts to the skillet or pan, pour the cream and water. Stir, bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low.

Шаг 7

Add a pinch of Provencal herbs, mix well.
Simmer the soup on low heat for 15 minutes.