Creamy Artichoke Soup

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6 artichokes (save leaves for other uses)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion (chopped)
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
6 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons whipping cream
chervil (chopped)


Trim leaves, stems, and fuzzy chokes from artichokes.

Drop artichoke hearts into a bowl of ice water mixed with lemon juice and olive oil.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Drain hearts and add to boiling water; cook until tender. Drain.

In a pan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion and stir until golden. Stir in flour; cook, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and the artichoke hearts; stir until mixture boils and thickens, 15 to 20 minutes.

Whirl mixture in a blender until smooth. Return to pan and heat through. Add whipping cream and salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped chervil.