Mader's German Restaurant Reuben Soup
1/2 large onion, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 bay leaf
3 cups beef stock
3 cups chicken stock
6 ounces corned beef, thinly sliced
8 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
1 cup sauerkraut
2 ounces roux (see recipe)
1 pint half-and-half cream, heated until hot
1 cup pumpernickel or rye bread croutons
Combine onion, celery, peppers and butter in 3-quart saucepan; cook
until over very low heat until softened. Add flour; cook a few
minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bay leaf and stocks; bring to
boil. Reduce to simmer.
Cut corned beef into julienne strips; add to soup. Add cheese and
stir slowly until melted. Add sauerkraut, then roux. Let simmer 30
minutes. Add half-and-half and heat through. Remove bay leaf. Ladle
soup into bowls and top with croutons.
Makes 8 servings.
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon flour
Melt butter in small saucepan. Blend in flour. Cook until bubbly,
then cook another 1 to 2 minutes, stirring.
Source: Mader's German Restaurant, 1037 N. Old World 3rd St.
Milwaukee, WS. and JS Online