Česnečka -Czech Garlic Soup (en)

Česnečka -Czech Garlic Soup

Well, I didn’t know much about the Czech republic before we came here. But as for many other countries before, this an other to add to the wish list isn’t it?!
This summer my friends asked me to organize a tour in Holland, but they would also like to visit Prague. Not actually in the same direction, but as for the Culinary Tour where we jump to an angle of the Europe to another, why not do it for real? 😀 Or at least try.
Well, if we manage, I do will tell you all about it!

The idea of the Culinary tour is to learn, cook and taste.. It is a lovely way to learn to know a country.
Of course, it would have been even more fun visiting all the 26 countries together, but reading, cooking and tasting, it is almost as we had!!
Don’t you think?

The Czech recipe I found almost looked as it was made specially for me (that was also the thought of my husband :D)
I made the soup yesterday, the photos today and served it this evening.
We enjoyed a Prosecco Valdobbiadene together with the soup, but that is of course your choice
(ah, but it is perfect together, Czech-Italian fusion ;))

The table setting was more or less like this (this is from yesterday)

Dinner 15th Feb 2014

Put a toasted slice of bread at the bottom of the plate, like for the French Onion Soup and grind a lot of fresh pepper before serving.
I assure you this soup will be one of your favorite…hangover or not.
Ah, yes…this is also called the Hangover Soup!
The Czech wives, lovers and mothers wake up early to make this soup for the husbands, boy friends and parents.
You just have to give it a try!

 Česnečka -Czech Garlic Soup

Česnečka -Czech Garlic Soup

2 tablespoons bacon fat or butter (extra virgin olive oil, what else :D)
1 small finely chopped onion
6 cloves minced garlic
6 cups hot chicken or beef stock (mine was vegetable broth)
2 large peeled and coarsely chopped potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste (I don’t use salt)
Croutons (optional)
Grated cheese (optional)

In a medium sauecpan, melt bacon fat or butter (use oil)
Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent.
Add hot stock and bring to a boil.
Add potatoes, return to the boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.
Adjust seasoning and, for a stronger garlic taste, add 3 cloves crushed garlic (not minced).
Serve immediately with croutons and grated cheese of choice (optional)

This will take about 30min, but if you have the time, cook and let rest for a day.

Česnečka -Czech Garlic Soup

This goes to Alessandra of  Ricette di cultura hosting the Czech rep and the Abbecedario Culinario until 2nd March 2014.
More about our culinary tour here

L'Abbecedario Culinario della Comunità Europea!

6 thoughts on “Česnečka -Czech Garlic Soup (en)

  1. Francesca

    Sabato sono venuta a Bardolino all’Oleificio sociale per far scorta di olio evo, ma è il tempo era molto grigio e una piogerellina noiosa ci bagnava, però mi è piaciuto tanto ugualmente!!!!!!!!! cioao, Francesca

    1. brii Post author

      Franciiiiiii e non me lo dici???? Ti portavo a Caprino dove prendo l’olio io! 🙂
      La prossima volta che vieni giù me lo dici e ci vediamo!

  2. ricettedicultura

    Grazie Brii!! Una ricetta per palati coraggiosi, ma deve essere buonissima!! 😀

    1. brii Post author

      Hahaha L’abbecedario è proprio questo o no?
      Essere coraggiosi e provare 😀
      La prossima ricetta è più “normale”.
      Grazie a te ed a presto!

  3. Francesca

    Ok la prossima volta ci sentiamo, intanto sono andata all’Oleificio sociale di Bardolino, sono anni che mi servo lì e mi trovo bene, però se hai un posto nuovo da indicarmi lo prendo volentieri. Ciao


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