Potage Crème de Tomate

Cream of Tomato Soup


  • 4 shallots, minced
  • 2 garlics, minced
  • Butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 8 canned plum tomatoes, or cups
  • ¼ teaspoon soda
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Croutons


  1. Sauté shallots and garlic in a chunk of butter for about 3 minutes. Do not brown. Add flour. Stir-cook another minute.
  2. Add tomatoes and soda. Stir-cook until hot. Add cream, milk, salt, sugar, and pepper. Bring just to a boil. Grind through a food mill and into a clean pan. Heat to hot. Remove, and swirl-in a large piece of butter. Taste and adjust seasonings. Pour into tureen and serve with garlic-flavored croutons.