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    Poached Garlic Soup

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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

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    I Love Figs!'s Note:

    This comes from the cookbook What's Cooking America? by Linda Stradley & Andra Cook. This soup is delicious - and the accompanying garlic bread is to die for. Note: 30 cloves may sound like a lot of garlic, but poaching it mellows it out quite a bit and the resulting flavor is soft and complex. Hope you enjoy!

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    1. 1
      In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine garlic cloves and 3 cups of chicken broth; bring to boil and poach 15 minutes or until soft. Remove garlic cloves to a small bowl and mash with a fork; set aside for use in making Toasted Garlic-Butter Bread. Cook and reduce chicken broth to a glaze; remove from heat and set aside.
    2. 2
      In a large soup pot over low heat, melt 1/2 cup butter. Add onion and saute until soft. Drain potatoes; stir into butter and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Add 4 cups chicken broth. Increase heat to medium-high; simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes or until the potatoes are softened. Remove from heat and let cool 10-15 minutes.
    3. 3
      In a food processor (or blender, if vented or if liquid is completely cooled - warning: putting hot liquids in airtight blender will cause 'explosion'), puree soup; return to soup pot. Add garlic-chicken glaze; stir until well blended. Stir in heavy cream, milk, salt, pepper; cook over low heat another 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve in soup bowls and garnish with parmesan cheese.
    4. 4
      To make Toasted Garlic-Butter Bread: Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, combine mashed garlic cloves and the 6 tablespoons of room temp butter until well blended. Spread garlic mixture evenly over top of the bread slices. When ready to serve, place under broiler for a few minutes until top is lightly browned and bubbly.

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    Nutritional Facts for Poached Garlic Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (706 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 838.4
    Calories from Fat 421
    Total Fat 46.8 g
    Saturated Fat 28.3 g
    Cholesterol 133.4 mg
    Sodium 1525.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 84.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 22.1 g

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