Garlic lovers rejoice! This Austrian Garlic Soup is the easiest and most delicious soup you’ve ever tried. So rich in flavor, creamy and lick your bowl good soup.
Austrian Garlic Soup With Croutons
It happened back in 2012.
We were having our honeymoon in Austria. Instead of going to famous places like Vienna or Salzburg (which are gorgeous by the way), we chose a small and remote village in Austrian Alps to be our honeymoon destination.
If you ask me what is my favorite place to be – that would be mountains and lake. There, in a tiny village of Pertisau where you can hardly get to by public transportation, we found our perfect honeymoon destination.
Isn’t it pretty?
Believe me, this place is even more beautiful in reality. Since we came there in the end of April, it was off season for tourist activities.
That’s why we liked it even more. Peaceful, quite and incredibly beautiful.
After long 8 hours flight to Munich and several hours car drive to our destination, me and my husband were so exhausted. We wanted to sleep so bad but at the same time we were starving. We gathered our last bits of energy and took off to find a restaurant to munch on local delicatessen.
So, here it is. My tired and exhausted face having the first encounter with Garlic Soup. Back then, when I was ordering it, I had no clue what the garlic soup was. I never had it before. In fact, I rarely ate cream soups.
I wish I had a photo to show you my facial expression after I devoured a bowl of this creamy goodness. With all love and respect to my native Borsch, this creamy Austrian garlic soup, was the best thing I’ve tried in a very long time.
Since I’m obsessed with all things garlic, I was totally hit by intense flavor and taste of the soup. It’s something you want to eat until there’s no a single drop of the soup remained in a bowl and then you want to order some more.
In fact, from that moment on, whenever we went to a restaurant, I made sure to order this creamy dreamy garlicky soup every single time.
I could totally rant about my love to Austria and its cuisine for hours, but the post will come out too long. And I hope, I convinced you that this Austrian Garlic Soup is a must try. It’s definitely a bowl of comfort sure to warm you up at any time of the year.
More comforting European Soups
- Solyanka – Russian meat soup with dill pickles. Incredibly delicious and satisfying soup perfect for colder weather;
- French Onion Soup Recipe – easy, simple yet elegant soup with cheese topped baguette;
- Borsch – traditional Ukrainian beet soup that is popular in so many Eastern European countries. Hearty, healthy and so delicious;
- Snert – Dutch Split Pea Soup with pork chop, bacon and kielbasa. If this doesn’t sound comforting, I don’t know what does:)
- 10 big cloves of garlic, peeled and pushed through a garlic press
- ¼ cup flour
- ¾ cup milk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1½ cup chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 slices of white bread (multigrain would work too), cubed
- ¼ teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Spread the croutons on a parchment lined baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and toss. Bake for about 5-7 minutes until croutons are slightly browned.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large sauce pan and on a medium heat. Throw in garlic and stirring constantly, allow it to release all its flavor, about 3-5 minutes. Don't let it get brown.
- Whisk in flour until it forms a thick paste.
- Whisking constantly, start incorporating milk ¼ cup at a time. When all milk has been added, pour in chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper and whisk until the soup has thickened and bubbly.
- Off the heat.
- Divide the soup between 2 bowls. Sprinkle with a parsley and garnish with croutons.
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