SOUTHERN ARTICHOKE

Ingredients:

  •  2 pkg. (9 oz. each) artichoke
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 c. milk
  • Garlic croutons

Prepare:

1.  In medium saucepan cook frozen vegetable and seasonings listed above in chicken broth as indicated on package directions. 

2.  Puree in blender or food processor.  Strain, if desired; set aside. 

3.  In same saucepan melt butter or margarine.  With wire whisk, stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly, about 1 minute. 

4.  Slowly blend in milk.  Bring just to a boil, stirring frequently with whisk. 

5.  Stir in pureed vegetable mixture; heat through.  Garnish if desired. 

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