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2 hrs 20 mins
Lets talk comfort food! I'd even make this for Valentines day If you and your Loved One loves garlic you can't go wrong! Roasting the garlic make it so smooth and yummy. Roast an extra bulb of garlic to serve with a crisp French bread. Roasting garlic mellows and sweetens the garlic.
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- 4 heads garlic, unpeeled
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 leeks, white part only, about 4 cups sliced, rinsed very good (save green tops and the root ends for stock can be frozen)
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 1/3 cup dry sherry
- 1 cup whipping cream
- fresh lemon juice
- lots of fresh white pepper
Fried Garlic Slices
- chives, minced
- 1Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 2Cut off top 1/4 inch of each garlic head.
- 3Place garlic heads in small shallow baking dish.
- 4Drizzle oil over.
- 5Season with salt and pepper.
- 6Bake until golden, about 1 hour.
- 7Cool slightly.
- 8Press individual garlic cloves between thumb and finger to release garlic, Should be like butter.
- 9Chop garlic.
- 10Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.
- 11Add leeks and onion and saute until onion is translucent, about 8 minutes add garlic.
- 12Reduce heat to low.
- 13Add flour and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 14Stir in hot stock and Sherry.
- 15Simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 16Cool slightly.
- 17Puree soup in batches in blender or processor.
- 18Return soup to saucepan.
- 19Add cream and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
- 21Heat olive oil then quickly saute garlic slices till crisp and tan.
- 22Add lemon juice to taste.
- 23Season with salt and white pepper.
- 24Ladle into bowls.
- 25Garnish with fried garlic slices and minced chives.
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Nutritional Facts for Roasted Garlic and Leek Soup
Serving Size: 1 (209 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 537.1
- Calories from Fat 361
- Total Fat 40.1 g
- Saturated Fat 18.3 g
- Cholesterol 84.8 mg
- Sodium 39.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 30.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
- Sugars 4.0 g
- Protein 5.1 g
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