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                       SOUPA FASOLAKIA FRESKA (KREMA)
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Greek
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       tb           Vegetable shortening
    2       ea           Med. onions, minced
    4       c            Cleaned chopped green beans
      1/2   c            Chopped carrots
    2       ts           Chopped parsley
   12       c            Meat stock
    4       tb           Flour
                         Salt & pepper to taste
    2       tb           Sweet butter
      Put half of the vegetable shortening into a lge.
   pot, heat; saute onions until light golden color.  Add
   beans, carrots, parsley and saute. Add 10 c. of the
   stock.  Cover pot and cook at a low boil until vegs.
   are tender (abt. 45 min.).  Pass soup through strainer
   or blender, then return to the pot.  In another
   smaller pot, heat remaining shortening, then slowly
   add flour, stirring until well blended.  Add remaining
   hot broth and continue to stir until sauce thickens,
   then season with salt and pepper. Remove sauce from
   heat and swirl in butter.  Return bean puree to heat,
   bring to a quick boil, then stir in the sauce.  Mix
   well and serve hot, with croutons if desired.
      NOTE:  If soup is too thick, thin it by adding more
   hot broth.
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