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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      tablespoons   Vegetable shortening
    2      medium        Onions -- minced
    4      cups          Cleaned chopped green beans
      1/2  cup           Chopped carrots
    2      teaspoons     Chopped parsley
   12      cups          Meat stock
    4      tablespoons   Flour
                         Salt & pepper to taste
    2      tablespoons   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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