Sunday, December 9, 2007

Roasted Potato-Onion-Garlic Soup

This soup evolved from a basic potato soup - I don't even know where the original recipe came from or where it might be now! Over the past 2 years I have added ingredients and changed how it is cooked, so now this is my own recipe for Roasted Potato-Onion-Garlic soup.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 large potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped (big pieces are fine)
  • 1/2 bulb roasted garlic
  • 2 cloves raw garlic
  • 28 oz chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy or light cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1/8 tsp cayenne and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Chopped fresh parsley as a garnish

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat
  • Add onions and raw garlic; cook 4-5 minutes
  • Add potatoes, cook, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes
  • Add roasted garlic, then add broth and bring to a boil; lower heat, cover, and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender
  • Remove from heat. Puree soup either by transferring to a blender or by using a handheld immersion blender.
  • Add spices
  • Add cream and gently reheat soup
  • Garnish with parsley

I love to make this soup on a cold Sunday afternoon - the house smells great, it's a nice afternoon treat, and I love having lunch made for the entire week!

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2 comments:

MrsPresley said...

ok, this sounds amazing!! i love potatoes and i love garlic...this soup is perfect for me :)

April :) said...

Trying this now. My kitchen already smells wonderful!