Roasted Garlic Soup with Fried Garlic Chips

Roasted Garlic Soup with Fried Garlic Chips

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**Recipe Update! Revised recipe and new photos! Still love this Roasted Garlic Soup!!**

Even with four heads of garlic, you’ll be surprised by the mild flavor of this delicious

Roasted Garlic Soup with Fried Garlic Chips

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It’s another freezing day here. I was called to substitute teach at the high school and my handsome hubby is out of town. What does that mean? It’s going to be an easy dinner night. {HAPPY DANCE} I already had my plan set. But life can quickly go crazy sometimes.

My little one is sick and stayed home from school today. She has a terrible cold caused by her lack of desire to wear a jacket outside. It’s cold for goodness sake! Put your coat on! I swear this girl has 2 fantastic coats to pick from. A lovely NorthFace she inherited from her sister and a new one from Uniqlo which she has no love for. She also has a plethora of heavy sweaters that could work in s pinch. But when her BFFFFFFFFFFF rings the doorbell there’s no stopping this crazy girl! So now she’s at home sick with the ayi (Chinese word for auntie).

On the other hand my day at the high school involved 2 1/2 hours in the cold for PE. I love PE but I wasn’t dressed for it! I’m wearing a pair of cotton tight pants and boots, sweater and jacket. No gloves! No hat! A couple of hours later and my toes are still achy cold.

This means it’s going to be a soup day regardless of my desire to have a simple dinner. Soup is warming. It flows through my veins like hot lava warming every inch of me.

I’m always looking for a new soup recipe. I’ve made everything from Lentil to French Onion to most recently Celery and Pear. I am yet to make a soup that I didn’t immediately fall in love with. I’ve declared my love for soup time and time again. But soup like a pair of socks needs to be changed regularly.

I recently saw an article on Facebook about the health benefits of Garlic Soup, especially when you’re sick. Garlic has several medically proven attributes that help prevent and shorten immune related sicknesses like a cold. I also have 8 heads of garlic. Every time I go to the vegetable market, my lady gives me a couple of heads and now I have more garlic than I know what to do with and I need to restock my vegetables this week so here comes more garlic! So how about a Roasted Garlic Soup to really change up the soup routine?

Those are 2 good reasons to make it but um….

Will 3 kids aged 10, 9 and 5 eat a bowl with 4 heads of garlic?

Will the taste of garlic overpower the soup and make it repulsive to them?

Was this a really bad idea?

I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again… I LOVED THIS ROASTED GARLIC SOUP! The kids LOVED this soup. Little one even wants a bowl of it for lunch tomorrow! (She says she’ll be fine for school)  I think this is my all new favorite soup. Next time I am going to double or even triple the recipe because with cold weather ahead of us I could use a piping hot bowl of this the rest of the month!

Roasting the garlic, enhances the flavor of the garlic, giving it an almost sweet taste. To roast the garlic, just cut off the top part of the garlic, sprinkle with salt and olive oil, wrap in foil then roast for about 45 minutes. This takes a while, so go ahead and roast a whole bunch of garlics while you’re at it. They store well in the refrigerator for a week. Add them to soups, humus, or to make a spread for sandwiches.

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As good as the roasted garlic is, it’s the Fried Garlic Cloves that steal the show in this dish! Be careful not to burn the garlic cloves- in fact, if you do, then throw them away and start all over again.

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Roasted Garlic Soup with Fried Garlic Chips

Even with four heads of garlic, you'll be surprised by the mild flavor of this delicious

Roasted Garlic Soup with Fried Garlic Chips

15 minPrep Time

1 hr, 30 Cook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 Heads of Garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 head Garlic, sliced very thin
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 1 Potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Head of Garlic, peeled
  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Sprigs of Thyme
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. To Roast the Garlic:
  3. Take the 2 unpeeled garlics, remove the outer skin but keep the head in tact.
  4. Cut top of garlic off exposing the garlic (about 1/4"). Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  5. Wrap in foil, place on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes.
  6. To Make the Fried Garlic Chips:
  7. In a small sauté pan heat the vegetable oil on low.
  8. Add the thinly sliced garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring and shaking the pan constantly to avoid burning the garlic. Garlic should be light brown. If you burn them throw them away and start over again. Set aside.
  9. To make the Soup:
  10. In a large pot heat the butter and saute the onions until golden brown.
  11. Add potatoes and sauté 2-3 minutes.
  12. Add the last head of cloves, roasted garlic and thyme and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  13. Add broth, bring to boil over high heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  15. When potatoes and garlic are soft puree the soup with an immersion blender.
  16. Stir in the heavy cream.
  17. Serve with Fried Garlic Chips and Parmesan Cheese.
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3 Comments on Roasted Garlic Soup with Fried Garlic Chips

Jesper, The Biveros Effect said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Yes, they really have some wierd facination with garlic in Slovakia :) We got a post about our attempt to remake one of several versions of Garlic soups that we came across while in Slovakia on our blog. http://blogg.biveros.se/slovak-garlic-soup/

The Recipe Nomadette said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Slovak Garlic Soup? I would love to try that! Is it on your blog?

Jesper, The Biveros Effect said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2016 at 1:13 PM

I really enjoyed the Slovak garlic soup while living in Bratislava, but this one also looks really good. I will have to consider testing this one as well :)

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