Creamy Garlic Spinach Soup

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Title: Creamy Garlic Spinach Soup
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Garlic, Soups, Vegetables


1 lg Bunch spinach, remove stalks
4 c Chicken broth
2 lg Carrots, grated
1 lg Onion, chopped
8 Cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/2 c Butter
1/4 c Flour
1/2 c Light cream
1/2 c Whipping cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic croutons

Chop spinach coarsely. combine with chicken broth and carrots in 2 to 3
quart pot. Cook 5 - 10 minutes until carrots are tender and spinach
wilted. remove from heat. Meanwhile, saute onion and garlic very gently
over low to medium heat in butter, about 20 to 30 minutes. Onions should
be very tender and translucent, but garlic should not be browned! Add
flour and cook, stirring constantly 5 to 10 minutes. Combine
spinach/broth and onion/garlic mixtures in food processor or blender in
small batches. Puree until smooth. Clean pot and return soup to pot.
Add cream, whipping cream and salt and pepper to taste. Heat until hot,
but not boiling. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and garlic croutons.