Sunday, February 04, 2007

Souper Bowl

Today is Super Bowl. Of course we'll have all the standard snacks, burgers,beer and such. Go team !
Instead of Super Bowl, today's blog is about soup. Earlier in the week my daughter brought home some canned roasted garlic and potato soup from the supermarket. It was nasty! I decided to use up some of foodstuffs hanging around the house to create an edible version of this soup.
I peeled four large baking potatoes and cut them into six pieces each. Two large sweet onions were peeled and cut in quarters. Both were put in a bowl with two glugs of olive oil, salt and pepper and tossed to coat. They were poured on a baking sheet and placed into a 400 degree oven.Two whole heads of garlic, with tops removed and a drizzled with olive oil ,were wrapped in foil and placed on the same baking pan.
My oven took about 45 minutes to cook everything. The cooked vegetables were placed into a large pot with a quart of chicken stock and simmered for 20 minutes. The soup was put into a blender and pureed. Be careful at this point because the product is screaming hot and tends to expand when blended. The blended soup was placed back into the soup pot and heated. I added four ounces of heavy cream and two handfuls of grated Parmesan Cheese. The resulting soup appears to be quite popular because it has disappeared at a rapid pace.
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cookiecrumb said...

It's soup week! I love soup.
What's that on top of yours, a drizzle of truffle oil? Huh? Huh?

drbiggles said...

Eeentristing. I made split pea soup on the same day. Yours looks FAR superior, prolly tasted better too.


Mona said...

four ounces of cream. mmmm! why not six? i love creamy soups. they're the only ones i'll eat. i've never been a brothy person. no chicken noodle soup for me, thanks. but bring on the CREAM! ok, i think i made my point clear. hope things are well. funny what inspires us...