The other day I really wanted to try out the garlic soup in the Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I mean it’s Julia Child, how can you go wrong? A lot wrong apparently. I followed the recipe and ended up with a soup that tasted like boiled water with a bitter aftertaste of parsley. I tried fixing it by adding some stock, dry wine, more garlic. Just couldn’t get it to taste right.
But I still wanted garlic soup! On Sunday night it was our daughter’s turn to have a sleepover so we did up roasted garlic and bacon for homemade pizza. An excellent combo! But we had plenty of roasted garlic left over and some bacon so I thought I would give the soup a go.
Because some of the ingredients were already prepped it was very easy to throw this soup together.
I had about a half a cup of bacon leftover but I think I would want at least a cup next time.
In a pot heat up about 3 cups of poultry stock with a couple of potatoes. I used our turkey stock. Bring to a boil for about 10 minutes. In the meantime, chop up the roasted garlic. I used about 2 heads worth. Add that and the bacon to the stock. Boil until the potatoes are soft. Add a couple of teaspoons of fresh thyme and reduce to a simmer.
About 15 minutes or so before it is ready to serve add 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream and bring to a simmer but do not boil. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper and it is ready to serve.
I did up some cheesy toast with parmasean cheese and also grated a bit of the cheese over the soup. A nice stick to your ribs sort of soup.
Have a wonderful New Year!