Clear Colbert Soup

Consommé à la Colbert

Method

Clear soup, garnished with carrots, turnips, and cucumbers cut in pea shapes, and peas; blanch all these separately, then rinse them and put them to cook till tender in boiling water with a little salt, strain them, and add them to the soup with a little picked and blanched tarragon and chervil or parsley; the soup can also be garnished with poached eggs, in which case one should be allowed to each person. If preferred, the eggs can be served on a napkin and handed with the soup.