La Normandie's Squash Soup recipe

Yield: 8 servings

8 medium yellow squash

1 medium onion, chopped

Small amount of vegetable oil

2 tablespoons flour

1/4 cup butter

2 cups chicken stock

1 cup heavy cream

1. Halve squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Cut into medium-size cubes.

2. In a large pot or kettle, saute the onions until transparent. Stir in the squash cubes and continue cooking over medium heat, about 5 minutes.

3. When the squash is soft, stir in the flour and butter until smooth. Blend in the chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a near boil and simmer until the mixture has thickened.

4. Put the cooked vegetable mixture into a blender container or the work bowl of a food processor and puree. (You made need to do this in batches.) Stir in the heavy cream and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Restaurant note: Orlando's La Normandie closed in 2000 after 20 years on Colonial Drive.

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