Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
A creamy foolproof version of an unusual soup. For garlic lovers -- Add as many garlic cloves as you dare! Garnish with chopped chives. From the about.com website.
- 4 -8 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 teaspoons hard margarine or 3 teaspoons hard butter
- 3 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 2 (10 ounce) cans condensed vegetable broth
- 2 (10 ounce) cans milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- Saute garlic in margarine in medium saucepan until golden.
- Mix in flour.
- Add vegetable broth, stirring until boiling and thickened.
- Add milk and paprika.
- Gently simmer for about 5 minutes until garlic is cooked.
This tastes really good but I think the original recipe had an error. I think instead of 3 teaspoons of butter and flour, it is supposed to be 3 tablespoons of each. Three teaspoons would be one tablespoon anyway, and would barely thicken this much liquid. I made it as the recipe stated at first anyway, but then had to thicken it with corn starch. I used chicken boullion and water instead of the broth, and 7 cloves of garlic. It could definitely handle more garlic in it. Very good once the thickening was adjusted.
Easy to make and the taste is wonderful, I LOVE GARLIC and I put in 40 cloves of garlic and it turned out just the way I like it. I did just slice the garlic and did not mince it and of course with that much garlic I used 3tablespoons of butter and 3 tablespoons of flour,and my cans of milk are 12 ounces and the broth cans were about 15 ounces, anyway it turned out GREAT.
At first I thought it was a bit bland, but after I kept eating it, the flavor seemed to sneak up on me! This would probably be a nice comforting soup for a cold (garlic is good for a cold, right?) I used 6 cloves and would try more next time. Used chicken broth 1/2 cup heavy cream and the rest skim milk and added salt to my bowl and a few dried minced onions. I added 1/2 T cornstarch to the broth too. Edited to add that it isn't a thick creamy soup, like potato soup. It's more like a broth soup with some milk in it. Maybe adding potatoes would thicken it up?