Garlic soup is a dish especially appreciated in Czech and Slovak cuisine. It is prepared on the basis of a decoction of meat or vegetables, grated garlic and potatoes. The addition to the garlic soup are croutons of diced bread. Garlic soup is aromatic, warming, and due to the healthy properties of garlic is also very healthy.
How to make garlic soup?
To prepare garlic soup for 4-6 people we need:
- a few or a dozen cloves of garlic,
- about two liters of vegetable broth or broth,
- 1,5 kg of potatoes,
- 2 onions,
- about 200 ml of cream (can be vegetable, for example, nutty),
- 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil,
- salt and pepper,
- a few tablespoons of milk (cow or vegetable) to the potatoes.
Peel the garlic and sauté or fry in clarified butter until soft. Then fry the onion and add it to the garlic and pour the broth / broth. Add diced potatoes and cook for about 30 minutes. The rest of the potatoes Boil separately, make them puree and mix with milk. We mix them with a blender, then add the cream. On a plate we put a few spoons of so prepared potatoes seasoned with salt and pepper and pour garlic soup.
Health properties of garlic soup
Garlic is a natural antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It contains flavonoids, amino acids, saponins, B vitamins, vitamin C and provitamin A, as well as rare trace elements such as cobalt, chromium and nickel, as well as a lot of calcium, magnesium and potassium. It also contains essential oils rich in sulfides and allicin, which help fight viral and bacterial infections, making them effective, for example, in the auxiliary therapy of influenza and colds.
Garlic also protects against heart attack and stroke, because it has anticoagulant and improves blood flow. So garlic soup is not only delicious, but also very healthy dish. It is worth reaching for it when we feel that the cold is taking us. A serving of hot soup will warm and strengthen the body from the inside. Garlic helps to get rid of seasonal infections faster, relieves catarrh and cough, so let’s use its healing properties.
Garlic can also be taken as a dietary supplement. See the offer available on the medonet market platform and order odorless garlic in capsules to support immunity.
Polish culinary art can be proud of the presence of many soups, which in taste have no equal. In some homes their presence is inseparable from dinner, but sometimes they are undeservedly omitted from the daily menu. Unfortunately, this is a huge mistake! Soups are not only a solid dose of vegetables, but also a way to control weight or keep the digestive system healthy. Why eat soup? These and other questions will be answered below.