"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Garlic Soup w/Homeade Croutons Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Garlic Soup w/Homeade Croutons, by , is from The BENOIT Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Becky Ames
Added: Thursday, February 23, 2006


2 leeks
1 large or 2 small yellow onions
4 T olive oil
20 large garlic cloves, peeled & crushed
4 C chicken stock
4 C water
salt & pepper
8 slices French bread
2 T. olive oil
garlic powder
2 C. whole milk
2 lbs. baking potatoes, peeled & cut into pieces

Preheat oven to 400. Trim the leeks, wash well, and
cut into 1 in. pieces. Peel & coarsely chop the onion. Heat 4
T. olive oil in a large saucepan. When hot, add the leeks,
onion and garlic and saute for 6-10 minutes until tender and
slightly browned. Add the chicken stock, water, potatoes and
seasonings. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low
and boil gently for about 25 minutes.
Cut the french bread into 1/2 in. squares. Moisten with 2 T.
olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder and spread them on a
cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 8-12 minutes until nicely
When the soup is cooked and the potatoes are tender, strain
it through a sieve, retaining the liquid. Place the solids in the
bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Return to
the saucepan with the reserved liquid and add the milk. Bring
to a boil and serve with the croutons.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
About 30 minutes active time.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Try it, everyone loves this recipe when I prepare it. They always
want the recipe; it sounds simple but it is DELICIOUS!




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!