Czech Garlic Soup

Recipe – Czech Garlic Soup

Here is a great recipe for a traditional Czech Garlic Soup. It is easy to make (other than dicing the potatoes) and tastes great, especially on a cold day.  Sorry for the slightly different formatting – I posted this recipe about 10 years ago and this is a simple cut and paste!

Ingredients

Amount Description
1 pound Potatoes
6 Cups Water
Dash Powdered Caraway Seeds
1/4 cup Lard (yes, lard)
5-6 cloves Fresh Garlic
2 pinches Salt
Croutons
6 slices Rye bread
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 pinches Caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Pepper
2 dashes Fresh Ground Pepper

Soup

Peel and Dice potatoes

Boil potatoes in salted water until tender (20 -30 minutes)

Mash Garlic with a pinch of salt while the potatoes boil

Add lard, stir in until dissolved

Stir in garlic, cover and simmer while croutons bake

Croutons

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Slice rye bread into crouton sized pieces

Combine olive oil, caraway seeds, garlic pepper and fresh ground pepper in small bowl, alter amounts to suit taste

Arrange bread on cookie sheet and brush to taste with olive oil mixture

Place on top rack of oven, brown top side

Remove, flip bread and brush oil on again

Brown second side and remove from oven

Ladle soup into bowls, top with croutons, enjoy

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