Thursday, September 1, 2011

Better than chicken soup

What could be better than a giant bowl of hot chicken soup?  What about a giant bowl of hot garlic soup.  I found the recipe in an Irish cookbook. 

You will need:
12 large garlic cloves, peeled
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced or chopped
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp white vinegar
4 cups of chicken stock
2 egg yolks, beaten
bread croutons
4 cups of water

1. First you crush the garlic and cook it in the pan with the olive oil for about 20 minutes. 
2. Add the flour to make a roux and cook a bit more till there is no more liquid.  Then stir in the vinegar, stock and 4 cups of water.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. When ready to serve or finished, whisk the beaten egg yolks quickly into the soup and do not allow the soup to come to a boil.  When you are finished, serve with the croutons.

This soup has very little calories per serving (less than 55) and doesn't have as strong of a garlic flavor that you would expect.  It is a great soup that one should prepare for the upcoming winter.

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