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                                 GRAVY SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 5    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       tb           Chicken fat -- or butter
    6       tb           Flour
    5       c            Chicken stock
                         Salt and pepper to taste
    4       tb           Gruyere cheese -- grated
   Melt the chicken fat in a large saucepan over low
   heat.  Add the flour, blend well and cook until the
   flour is lightly browned, stirring occasionally with a
   wooden spoon. Gradually stir in the stock and continue
   stirring until it boils. Lower the heat and simmer,
   covered, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
   Season the soup with salt and pepper and pour it into
   5 heated bowls. Top them with croutons, sprinkle with
   the cheese, and serve.
   This is a good winter soup, and is a specialty of the
   Basel area in Switzerland.  Although this version is
   made with chicken fat and stock, it can also be made
   with ham or bacon fat and ham stock.  If you decide to
   do that, though, take it easy on adding salt.
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