Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Crispy Sage Leaves

Crisping sage leaves in a skillet with oil

  • 3 leeks, white and pale green parts, rinsed and finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped white onion
  • 2 lbs. Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and rinsed
  • 5 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Crispy Sage Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 to 12 fresh sage leaves



Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the leek and onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the Jerusalem artichokes, water and salt and bring to a boil. Decrease the heat, cover and simmer until the artichokes are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Transfer the mixture to a blender and process until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary. Gently reheat before serving.

To crisp the sage leaves, heat the olive oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sage leaves and sauté until just crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Garnish each serving of soup with a couple of the sage leaves.

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