6.30.2008

Potato Soup



I know I know this is not so summery dish ;), but I was so craving for soup, especially thick soup. And I'd love to bring this soup to Monthly Foodie Multipliers # 16 : Soup hosted by Vin. Vin, here's my potluck!

Potato Soup

Here's the original recipe. I used potato instead of butternut squash. Didn't make the Gruyere Croutons but I ate the soup with Buterhorn Garlic Knots (recipe will be blogged soon). This recipe calls for cumin, you know I'm not a big fans of cumin. Sometimes, its smell disturbed my appetite, but this......ooohhhh...how I love the smoky flavor of the cumin in it!

Potato Soup

Butternut Squash Soup with Gruyere Croutons
source : Alyson originally adapted from Bon Appetite

Ingredients :
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
4 1/2 cups chicken broth
3 lbs butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 1/4 tsp minced fresh thyme
1 1/4 tsp minced fresh sage
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground ginger
1/8 cup whipping cream

Directions :
• melt butter in large pot over medium heat. add onion and garlic and saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
• add broth, squash and herbs; bring to boil.
• reduce heat, cover and simmer until squash is very tender, about 30 minutes.
• working in batches, puree soup in blender. return soup to same pot.
• stir in cream; bring to simmer. season with salt and pepper.

can be made 1 day ahead. chill. rewarm over medium heat before serving.

for crouton
Ingredients :
4 cups cubed bread slices
1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
1 tsp minced fresh thyme
1 tsp minced fresh sage
2 tbsp olive oil

Directions :
• preheat broiler.
• arrange bread cubes on baking sheet.
• drizzle olive oil over top of cubes. toss with hands.
• sprinkle cheese, then thyme and sage over bread cubes.
• broil until golden, about 1 minute. re-arrange cubes and broil for about 1 minute more.

• ladle soup into bowls and top with croutons. grate an additional amount of cheese on top if desired.

9 comments:

  1. I love butternut squash soup...yours looks and sounds tasty. Love the idea of the homemade crouton with it...will definetly be trying that next time I make soup.

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  2. kapan² dicontek buat variasi sup kentang. butternut squash baru denger

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  3. I love cumin with squash - it is just so good - the smokiness of that really pairs well with the sweetness of the squash. Looks like a beautiful and creamy soup!

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  4. very tasty and healthy, sister!

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  5. sama kayak mindy butternut squash gue baru denger, kayak gimana penampakannya :P

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  6. MFM.. ihiks, gue udah absen 2 seri terakhir.. total gak ikutan udah 4 seri :D
    apadaya malas melanda

    eh samaan Dit, butternut squash apaan?

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  7. @ Mindy, Sefa and Elsye : mak, gue juga kagak tau. Itu pan gue ganti pake potato :P. Tapi konon ini kayak pumpkin gitu rasanya manis.

    @ Parker : perfect for rainy day or winter ;)

    @ Jenn : I just realize I love cumin ;)

    @ Eliza : yup, sedep! :)

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  8. iya sejenisnya pumpkin. nih gw lagi bikin resep ini mak. pake common pumpkin.

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  9. Dita, this dish is perfect for me, because it's winter here in Brazil now! YUM!

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