Roots are an important part of seasonal eating during the winter months, when they are ripe and at their most flavorful. This Vegetarian soup is hearty and comforting as well as versatile. It can be made vegan by using oil instead of butter, and becomes a hearty meal for meat eaters with some sliced up sausage on top or a garnish of bacon.
Step 1: Brown Butter, Oh How I Love Thee!
In this photo you can see the butter is getting too hot, starting to smoke and black bits are forming in the bottom. This is about a minute too late for this butter that will now have a slightly burnt flavor instead of the deep nutty flavor we are looking for.
This recipe requires 1 tablespoon of browned butter.