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                        Garlic And Sweet Potato Soup
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8872
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    3      medium        leeks -- trimmed and
                         -- coarsely chopped
    1      large   head  garlic -- cloves separated
                         -- and peeled
    3      pounds        sweet potatoes -- peeled and cut
                         -- into 1-inch chunks
    8      cups          chicken stock or water -- (up to 10)
                         salt and freshly ground black pepper
      1/2  cup           crumbled feta cheese
      1/4  cup           finely chopped fresh chives
 In a large heavy pot heat 3 tablespoons oil and saute the leeks until tender, a
 bout 5 to 8 minutes. Reserve 3 large cloves of the garlic. Add the remaining ga
 rlic and sweet potatoes to the pot and stir to combine. Add enough chicken stoc
 k or water to barely cover the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Bring t
 o a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes are very tender about
  20 to 30 minutes.
 Cut the reserved 3 cloves of garlic into very thin slices. In a small skillet h
 eat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and cook the sliced garlic until golden. Tr
 ansfer garlic chips to paper towels to drain.
 In a blender puree the soup, in batches, until smooth and transfer to another p
 ot. Taste soup and adjust seasoning if necessary. Return soup to a simmer. Ladl
 e soup into serving bowls and garnish with garlic chips, crumbled feta cheese a
 nd chives.
 Yield: 6 servings
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