29.5.11

Garlic Soup

I am a garlic lover.
In my post a few days ago I wrote about how we ate garlic soup while in the Czech Republic.
My friend Jana from Prague sent me a recipe and we tried it this afternoon- Delicious!


In her own words:

Ingredients:
1 large potato, 1 vegetable broth (we buy it in small cubes, dried), spicy sausage (some don't put it in, depends on your taste), 7 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon of coarse flour (or whatever you find, but the principle is the bigger the grains the better), 1 teaspoon butter, salt, pepper1 small green leek (or green onion), 
½ teaspoon marjoram, Edam cheese (or other cheese, white, hard - grated into the soup at the final stage)

Procedure:
Into about 1 liter of the vegetable broth add diced potatoes and pepper
and cook about 15 minutes. Mix in the flour, add crushed 
garlic (if you don't have the garlic crasher, crash it with the flat side of the knife and then chop the finest possible. The crashing yields more taste and aroma than just chopping finely),butter, finely diced sausage (optional), ½ teaspoon marjoram and simmer briefly. 
Season to taste with salt, pepper and green leek. On the plate we put a heaping tablespoon of grated Edam cheese and pour hot soup and serve with toasted bread crumbs (croutons). 



The variations I made were: I did not add sausage or marjoram.  I used organic chicken broth.  The cheese I used was Romano and I gave it a quick blend with the hand-held blender (magic wand) after the second simmer.  I also used leeks. 
Next time I'm going to make my own croutons.

Three out of four people in my house said yum-
The other one made his own muffins and wouldn't try the soup.


Have you made Garlic Soup before?

8 comments:

Zoë said...

Sounds yummy. Thanks for stoping by my blog. It always fun to "meet" new people.

sheba said...

i <3 garlic, so i may have to give this one a try! your tablecloth is fabulous!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I haven't had garlic soup before but now I want some! Yum!

Jana said...

Ren, looks absolutely authentic, must have been delicious :-)If I think of some more recipes I promise to share. Keep the inspiration coming :-)

Pet said...

Garlic soup is one of the staples of Spanish food too! I must try this Czech recipe. Thanks.

mice_aliling said...

That just sounds perfect for the rainy weather tonight here in Manila :)

Mama Gone Green said...

I have never had garlic soup. Sounds yummy!

Catherine said...

I've never eaten garlic soup before but I think this would be great to eat in winter to keep us nice and healthy. Thank you for sharing the recipe. :)

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