Missing Pieces

Creamy Garlic and Potato Soup

Creamy Potato Soup

A garlic challenge?!?!  It seriously does not get much better than trying to figure out the perfect garlic recipe, at least for this garlic addicted Italian 😀  Of all the allergies in the world, an allergy to garlic would probably have the biggest effect on my life as I have it in almost every savory dish – garlic makes my world go round.  I thought about making a vegetarian friendly version of 40 Clove Chicken but I really wanted to focus on the garlic and not have a protein overshadow it.  So I decided to recreate one of my favorite vacation dishes: knoblauchcremesuppe (trying saying that three times fast!).  When Joe and I went on our honeymoon, this is THE dish I was most looking forward to – and with that introducing it to Joe.  This dish screams garlic – and it’s also insanely delicious and comforting which is perfect for this dreary time of year.

Knoblauchcremesuppe

Serves 4-5

Ingredients

2 tbsp unsalted butter (or margarine)

2 tbsp olive oil

10 cloves garlic, minced

1 large sweet onion, diced

1/2 lb butter potatoes, cubed

2 cups vegetable stock

1 cup plain Greek Yogurt (dairy or coconut milk)

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add the olive oil along with the garlic and onion, cook for 5-7 minutes or until garlic has started to turn golden.
  2. Add the potatoes along with the stock and bring to a quick boil. Cover then turn heat to low and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Use immersion blender to puree the soup, then add the Greek Yogurt.
  3. Recover and cook for a final 10 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
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Traditionally this would be served with cream but since I’m trying to keep my doctor happy I used Greek Yogurt.   I topped mine with some homemade croutons, but crusty bread would be a great alternative – anything to help soak up every last drop!