Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Garlic Soup

Recipe for Garlic Soup

This flavorful garlic and onion soup recipe serves eight people. The garlic and onion flavors are enhanced with bouquet garni, butter, chicken broth and more and the resulting soup is wonderful on a chilly fall or winter evening. If you do not have any bouquet garni, you can make your own by tying a bay leaf, some sprigs of thyme and fresh parsley together.

What you will need:
2 cups chopped garlic cloves
2 lbs chopped onions
1 1/2 quarts chicken broth
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups stale French bread, in 1/2 inch chunks
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup Half & Half
1 bouquet garni
How to make it:
Saute the garlic with the onions in a four quart pot, in the oil and butter. Keep stirring the mixture as it cooks, until the onions are brown. This should take about half an hour. Add the bouquet garnish and chicken broth and bring the garlic soup to a boil.

Add the bread and let the soup simmer for ten minutes, and then take the bouquet garni out. Puree the soup in batches in the blender or with a hand-held stick blender. Strain it through a strainer, then warm it back up on the stove and add some more chicken broth if it needs to be thinned down. Stir in the Half & Half and add salt and black pepper to taste.

If you enjoy the flavors of garlic and onion you will love French onion soup. Not only is this classic dish perfectly balanced and delicious but it looks elegant and makes a wonderful appetizer. An onion soup recipe is a great way to start dinner and you can also serve it as a warming and satisfying lunch.

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