Roasted Garlic Potato Soup

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Winter Potato Soup Scented with Roasted Organic Garlic

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Roasted Garlic Potato Soup

It’s January 2014, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. The outside temperature is -12 degrees Celsius. It’s flipping cold.

The family asked for a bone warming dinner.

I have just the dish.

Yesterday, Jane and I shopped at our local Co-op and found organic Yukon Gold potatoes, elephant garlic and Porcelain garlic, fresh Italian parsley, micro greens and onions.

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Organic Local Ingredients

I asked the family, “How about a roasted garlic potato soup with focaccia?” The answer was a resounding YES. So, here is the recipe. I hope you enjoy as much as we did. Bon Appetite! 🙂 ~ BW

Winter Potato Soup Scented with Roasted Organic Garlic

Equipment:

4 quart stock pot

Wood spoon

Measuring cups and measuring spoons

Chef knife

Cutting board

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Simmering the Soup

Ingredients for 4 Servings:

3 Tblsp butter

1/2 Spanish or Vidalia onion, 1/2 inch diced

1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

1 bulb roasted garlic, with skins removed & discarded [How to Roast Garlic click here]

1 1/2 cup Béchamel (or white) Sauce [Béchamel Sauce Recipe click here]

1 quart chicken stock

1 cup water

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground white pepper

1/8 tsp ground allspice

1/8 tsp dried thyme leaves

4-5 cups diced potatoes, 1/2 inch dice (preferably Yukon gold, or white potato; don’t use russet potatoes)

Roasted Garlic Potato Soup

Roasted Garlic Potato Soup

Method:

  1. Place stock pot on a medium flame.
  2. Sauté onions in the butter until onions are warm. Add the chopped parsley and stir until the parsley wilts.
  3. Lower flame to medium low. Add the roasted garlic and stir for no more than 30 seconds. Then add the Béchamel sauce and to stir for at least one minute.
  4. Add the chicken stock, water and stir until all boils and all ingredients are combined and simmering.
  5. Add the salt, white pepper, allspice and thyme.
  6. Bring the soup to a boil.
  7. Then add the diced potatoes.
  8. Stir, bring to a boil and cook for about 25 minutes or until the diced potatoes are soft.
  9. Plate, Serve and Enjoy!

This delicious, satisfying soup is chunky and rustic, yet light and elegant.

It is equally at home at family dinner, or at your next dinner party.

Try it sprinkled with shredded cheddar or colby jack cheese,

fresh chives, seasoned croutons, or even bacon bits!

We hope you give it a try!

Cheers, and Happy Eating!

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Elegantly Presented
Roasted Garlic Potato Soup

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