Garlic Potato Soup with Apples

After a trip to the dentist, people can be confined to a liquid diet until everything is all healed up and a whole lot less numb. While this can seem like a really horrible thing, it can be wonderful when paired with the perfect soup.

As a special treat for Francisco’s mom, we made it our mission to make her a delicious soup using an assortment of ingredients that we found lying around his house. Here’s what we came up with:

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Garlic Potato Soup with Apples

1 T. Oil
3 Russet Potatoes, peeled and diced
1 Onion, diced
2 Apples, peeled and diced
2-3 T. Garlic, minced
1-2 c. Broth (we used Chicken broth, but Vegetable broth would be great!)
1 c. Milk
1 c. Water
2 t. Rosemary
1 t. Chives
1 t. Nutmeg
Dashes of Paprika and Chili powder
Salt and Pepper to taste

First, we boiled the potatoes and strained them. Then with a little bit of oil, threw them into a sauce pan and added the milk so that they became somewhat like mashed potatoes.

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In a separate pan, we sautéed the garlic, onions, and apples together in oil and seasoned them to taste with the nutmeg as well as salt and pepper. We waited for the ingredients to all become tender and then popped out our blender.

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We blended the soup in two different batches. Taking half of each mixture as well as adding in some broth.

Once the soup was all blended, we put the mixture into a medium sized soup pot and gave it a taste. Then we threw in some dried rosemary, chives, chili powder, and paprika for a nice flavor. We brought the soup to a boil and then let it simmer to help all of the flavors marry.

Finally, we added some water to keep the mixture nice and smooth. And it was ready to serve!

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Next time, we’ll have to try adding some more apple to help bring out that flavor some more, but besides that, this soup was absolutely excellent. It was a nice and warm soup that is perfect for curling up and getting well.

We can’t get enough of soups! Enjoy!

Love,

Mimi & Francisco

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