Chef Chuck's Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

Minestra di Broccoli e Cavolfiore
A steaming hot bowl of broccoli and cauliflower soup is so inviting to take out the chill on a cold Autumn day.  In under thirty minutes you can make a delicious vegetarian soup.  

Chef Chuck's Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup
2 cups broccoli 
2 cups cauliflower
2 small potatoes
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water
salt and pepper
3 cups vegetable broth
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon thyme
parmigiano cheese, grated

In a large pot heat olive oil and 1 cup water, add broccoli and cauliflower and simmer for 12 minutes.  Add salt and pepper then add small potato chunks and warm broth.  Mix together cream and yolk add this to boiling soup and stir.  Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes with lid on.  Sprinkle in thyme and serve with grated parmigiano cheese.  Optional add red hot pepper flakes.

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