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Irish Root Soup Recipe
2 T. olive oil
1 T. butter
2 lbs. carrots, peeled and sliced
2 leeks (white part only) sliced
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
2 lbs. sweet potatoes, cut in half and oven-roasted (see note)
4 C. chicken stock
2 C. whipping cream plus whipped cream for garnish
pinch of salt
pinch of white pepper
2 T. sugar
Heat oil and butter in large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, leeks, garlic and sweet potatoes. Saute until leeks are translucent, about 8 minutes. Add stock and cream. Cover and simmer until carrots and potatoes are very soft, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
Puree soup in batches in blender. Return soup to same saucepan. Add salt, pepper and sugar. Taste and adjust seasonings. Stir soup over medium heat until heated through. Ladle into bowls and top with whipped cream. Makes 6 dinner servings.
Note: Parboil potatoes, then oven-roast by placing potatoes on cookie sheet in 350°F. oven about 30 minutes, or until brown.
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