A+ Root Soup

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Polly Anna

By
@Polly

County Clare, my favorite Irish Pub in Milwaukee, makes a great Root Soup. My version is rich, but without the whipping cream their original recipe calls for, and with ingredients you may already have on hand.

Rating:
★★★★★ 12 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
If you love sweet potatoes and carrots, then you will adore this recipe.  I can just imagine settling in on a cold night with a big, steamy bowl... sigh.

Ingredients

2 lb
carrots- sliced
2 large
sweet potatoes - about 2lbs
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
butter
1 large
onion-chopped
1 clove
fresh garlic - or equivalent-optional
6 c
chicken stock
1/2 c
light sour cream-optional
salt and pepper to taste
justa pinch
herbes de provence

How to Make A+ Root Soup

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place sliced carrots in microwave safe container, add a splash of water, cover and microwave about 10 minutes.

    Or use any cooked carrots.
  • 2The sweet potatoes can also be microwaved. Place on a plate and cover with a paper towel. Microwave until soft - they will smell great - about 8 minutes.

    Or use leftover baked sweet potatoes. Feel free to add left over boiled or baked white potatoes too.
  • 3Saute onion in olive oil and butter in a large,heavy sauce pan until rich in color to develop flavor (just short of burning) add garlic near end of cooking, and pour in the six cups of chicken stock.
  • 4Add carrots and potatoes. Let everything simmer about 10 minutes and then use your immersion blender to create a puree. If you have a conventional blender,divide into batches and return puree to the same pan.
  • 5Salt and/or pepper to taste. Use white pepper if you are concerned about black specks in your beautiful orange soup. Let soup simmer 20 minutes or so.
  • 6Serve plain or add a dollop of sour cream to each serving. You might want to get fancy and apply sour cream (thinned with milk) with a squirt bottle to make designs on your soup. A sprinkle of parsley or pinch of herb de provence can top it all off.

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About A+ Root Soup

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy