"By Claudia Sidoti from Food Network Magazine. There are lots of great reviews on their site."
garlic cloves, smashed
ginger, 2 inches peeled and grated
nutmeg, freshly grated plus more for garnish
Madras curry powder
salt and pepper
low sodium chicken broth
extra virgin olive oil
apple cider vinegar
fresh cilantro, chopped
Preheat oven to 425. Peel and dice 2 1/2 sweet potatoes. Melt 2 T butter in large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook til soft, about 5 minute Stir in the ginger, nutmeg, 1 1/4 t curry, and some salt and pepper. Cook til toasted, about 1 minute.
Add the diced sweet potatoes, broth, and 2 c water to pot. Cover and bring to a boil over med-high. Reduce heat to med-low and stir in the applesauce. Simmer, covered, until the sweet potatoes are soft, about 20 minute Puree the soup with blender til smooth. Season with salt and pepper; keep warm.
Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice the remaining 1/2 sweet potato and toss with the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet (I would line it with parchment) and bake til crisp, 7-10 minute.
Heat remaining 1 T butter in skillet over med heat. Add the remaining 1/4 t curry powder and cook, stirring, til browned; remove from hat and add the vinegar. Top soup with curry butter, cilantro and sweet potato chips.
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Claudia's Curried Sweet Potato-Apple Soup (cont.)