This is going to be a short post because I have a very busy morning/day. But I really wanted to share this soup recipe with you. I made it last night. It's perfect for chilly winter evenings! It's an adaptation of a Cooking Light recipe.
Roasted Garlic Potato Soup
5 whole heads garlic
2 bacon slices, diced
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced carrot
2 lbs. baking potato, finely diced (about 6 cups)
3 cups low-salt chicken broth
1 tsp salt
½ tsp sweet curry powder
1 bay leaf
1 cup 2% milk
¼ cup fresh thyme, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°.
Do not peel completely, but remove the outermost paper skins from the heads of garlic. Slice off the top ⅓ of the heads. Drizzle them with olive oil and place each one individually on a square of foil and loosely wrap. Place foil packs in the oven and roast until garlic is completely tender, about an hour. Remove from oven; let cool enough to handle, then squeeze all of the garlic pulp out of the skins. Place them in a small bowl and set aside.
Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp. Add onion and carrot, and sauté 5 minutes. Add potato, broth, salt, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15-20 minutes or until potato is tender; remove bay leaf.
Combine garlic pulp and 2 cups potato mixture in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Return purée to pan; stir in milk, and cook over low heat until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in chopped thyme.
Makes 7 servings.
There really isn't too much to say about this soup, except YUM! Keep your potato dices small. I reduced the amount of stock because the soup was a little thin for my tastes. Don't let the 5 heads of garlic scare you; the roasting makes it so mellow and delicious, not sharp at all.
I love soups during cold weather and different variations of potato soups are probably my favorite. I know I'll be making this one frequently during the long winter.
Paulchen from Paulchen's Food Blog chose to make this recipe when she was assigned my blog in the Secret Recipe Club for October 2011. Click on the button below to check out her post!