Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yukon gold potato &Yams ( not so fat) cream soup

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I love cream soups! The melting, dense texture of the soup combined with the crunchy homemade croutons with herbs or just spices is one of my favorite comfort foods!Yummy!!!
Today my poor dog got a surgery done and I spent the whole day trying to occupy myself with different things so I wouldn't worry too much ( not that it actually worked), that I forgot about dinner!
We just got home, my pup is resting and I figured, what am I supposed to do now, when everyone is hungry and I have very little time to prepare something?
So, I came up with this recipe myself, although I doubt that I am the first one to make it. This recipe is one of these " let's clean the refrigerator from the food" kind of recipes, so give it a try with whatever vegetables you have, you might like it!


Ingredients
6 potatoes
1 yam ( sweet potato)
1 large white onion
1 green ( bell)  pepper
3 carrots
1/2 cup cut celery
1 parsnip
7 cloves garlic
1 quart water
1tbsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp butter

2 cups milk ( you can use whatever kind you want! If you want it even more dense, use heavy cream or half and a half)
Time schedule
Clean and prepare vegetables- 5 min
Cook with the pressure cooker -10 + 5 =15 min
Blend and mix with milk- 3 min
Total 23 min

Preparation

1. In the pressure cooker place the vegetables cut in large pieces, add the water, spices and butter. Close the lid and set the stove on high. 

2. When the vent starts rocking and hissing, leave it on high for 5 min, then place the pressure cooker under cold water to cool immediately.

3. Open the pressure cooker and with a blending shaft( I have Braun mixer that has this attachment) blend the soup. Do not raise the blending shaft above the level of the vegetable mixture, otherwise it would splatter around your kitchen! ;-)
4. Warm up the milk and gradually add it ( while blending) to the vegetable mixture. 

* You can garnish with fresh herbs, boiled eggs, cheese, croutons or sprinkle some nutmeg, it is always delicious!

** As an addition to creme soups I make homemade croutons, that are basically bread, that I cut to small cubes, sprinkle some vegetable oil and spices and bake( or broil) on high in my oven. Very fast and convenient, and definitely more healthy than fried croutons!

Enjoy!




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