Traditional Czech Garlic Soup Served in Bread

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Introduction: Traditional Czech Garlic Soup Served in Bread

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Garlic soup is an idea autumn and winter dish. It warms you up and it's a great immunity booster.

Originally, it was a meal of the poor and manually working. The ingredients are cheap and poor people could feed the whole family with a pot of this soup.

Nowadays, it's a popular dish served in almost every pub. There are several varieties, some with meat, cheese and noodles but I'd like to teach you one of the traditional recipes and moreover, we're going to serve it in a loaf of bread!

If you'd like to check out more of my recipes, here they are.

Supplies

- 10 cloves of garlic

- 1 medium onion

- 4-5 medium potatoes

- 1 egg

- 1,5 liters/50 oz of beef broth (or the same amount of water and some dried bouillon)

- some lard (you

- salt

- 2 tbsp of dried marjoram

- 1 small round bread loaf/person

Step 1: Make the Soup

1. Peel the vegetables. Cut the onion in thin slices, the garlic in slices and dice the potatoes.

2. Heat up some lard and fry the onion until it turns a little golden.

3. Add potatoes and fry over low heat for three minutes. Then add garlic and fry another 3 minutes.

4. Pour in the broth and add some salt. Boil for 20 minutes, after this time the potatoes should be cooked.

5. If you like thicker soups - and I do - take some of the boiled vegetables, blend them to purée and then stir the blend into the soup.

6. Whisk in the egg when the soup still simmers, add the marjoram and more salt to taste and let it simmer for 2 minutes.

Step 2: Prepare the Bread and Serve

1. Cut off the top of the loaf - not too much, you don't want the loaf too open.

2. Cut a circular shape with a knife, copying the shape of the opening. Don't cut too low, you don't want to penetrate the bottom of the loaf. Using a spoon, kind of dig out the inside of the bread. Go also into the sides but very carefully. Leave some soft inside, especially at the bottom. Don't scrape it all off.

Keep the inside, you can later soak it in the soup.

3. Now you have a loaf ready to be filled with soup.

4. Pour the soup in, serve and eat while hot.

Enjoy and dobrou chuť!

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15 Comments

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gen81465
gen81465

23 days ago

Ahh, garlic. One of my favorite foods. Now to just add bacon or salt pork to it, and it might become a serving for one. :-p

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dialup_prisoner
dialup_prisoner

Question 25 days ago

This is great! What is the Czech name for this meal?

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Creative Mom CZ
Creative Mom CZ

Answer 25 days ago

The soup is česneková polévka or česnečka. And when it's in bread I'd call it česnečka v chlebu.

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folkhero
folkhero

25 days ago

Still a little to warm in Texas for this, but about November I'll be making lots of this.

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charmar97
charmar97

25 days ago

How many people does this serve and how do you divide the bread? Sounds delicious!

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Creative Mom CZ
Creative Mom CZ

Reply 25 days ago

Oh I totally forgot to add that info, thanks so much for asking! The soup serves 4 and then it depends on the bread. The custom here is to get a smaller bread and serve one bread for person.

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charmar97
charmar97

Reply 25 days ago

Thanks for answering so quickly. It sounds like a soup that I would enjoy greatly. I'm definitely going to make it soon.

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shalnachywyt
shalnachywyt

25 days ago on Introduction

Now I know what to do with that bumper crop of garlic I got this year.
Serving a soup in a trencher of bread is very medieval!

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Creative Mom CZ
Creative Mom CZ

Reply 25 days ago

Garlic from your own garden is the best!

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MarkS476
MarkS476

25 days ago on Step 2

i am afraid it is not only Czech but international soup :) famous in Polish region of Silesia. Thank you for sharing! taste amazing :)

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Creative Mom CZ
Creative Mom CZ

Reply 25 days ago

I'm sure there are many countries that have their version of garlic soup. This is the recipe that's very frequent here. Btw. part of Silesia is Czech, although I'm not from there I like it a lot! Greetings!

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rhodeskid
rhodeskid

25 days ago

Thanks for posting! This is dinner tonight :)

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Creative Mom CZ
Creative Mom CZ

Reply 25 days ago

I really really hope you liked it!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

4 weeks ago

The amount of garlic in this makes me want it :D

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Creative Mom CZ
Creative Mom CZ

Reply 4 weeks ago

That's actually not much. This is a "normal person recipe". I put triple for our family :D