Garlic Soup – Česneková polévka



Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
7 garlic cloves
7 cups (1,6 l) water
1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
3 large potatoes
1 tablespoon chicken or beef base (or bouillon)
1 egg
2 teaspoons marjoram
Swiss cheese

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  1. I just watched your video for the garlic soup and it looks delicious! It’s so good to have you back & so happy you’re better. I have to say I love your husband’s shirt in the video!
    Did you buy that here in the USA? I would love to get one! Anyway, welcome back 😀

    1. Thank you for such a nice comment. 🙂 Yes, I got it here in USA. I don’t see the exact one, but this one looks very close.,426085383 I love this company. They can print it on anything. I got Steve coffee travel mug and other things here. 🙂

      1. Thank you for the web address on the shirt. I ordered one, but I got the T-shirt. Show my Czech pride 😀

        1. That is great! 🙂

  2. Just watched your garlic soup video. WOW! Can’t wait to make it.

    1. 🙂 Let me know how you like it.

  3. I have been searching for a recipe close to the garlic soup I remember from cesky krumlov. All other recipes are for a creamy soup, but you nailed it! It’s so good I could eat a pot a day! Thank you!!
    My toddlers watched your video too and were excited to help me make this simple soup. They loved it too!

    1. 🙂 Thank you for such a sweet comment. It makes me happy to hear that. 🙂

  4. I really want to make this soup but I’m allergic to potatoes 🙁 Any suggestions for a substitute? Do you think parsnips would work?

    1. You could just skip the potatoes and add more bread and cheese. Parsnip would probably work too even though it is less authentic.

  5. Hello Kristyna.I just wach your video and I love your web – side.I leave in Australia.Thank you very much for your recipes.

    1. I am glad to hear you enjoy my website and videos recipes. 🙂 Many greetings to Australia! 🙂

  6. Výtečná polivecka. Moc děkuji za vaše stránky. Opravdu z nich cerpam a jsem rada, že jsem vás našla na internetu. S rodinou žijeme momentálně v USA. Když tu nemáme babicku, která výtečně vaří, tak mám alespoň vás s recepty a možnost vidět video he náramné. Krásný den Míša

    1. Tak to me tesi. 🙂 Dekuji za krasna slova!

  7. Krásný den preji! Tak nevím jestli se vůbec dostanu k vaření nějakých dalších Vašich receptu, jelikož už podruhé dělám tuto výtečnou polivecku a jen 3 x Vaší vánočku. Věřím,že mně doma nechají vyzkoušet i jiné recepty. Posíláme samou chválu

    1. Hi hi, tak to je parada! 🙂 Pochvaly si moc vazim!

  8. .When you eat the garlic soup, will you have garlic breath ? Don’t want to make if we are going out if it makes your breath smell bad. thanks

    1. Since the garlic is cooked it is not strong and should not give you bad breath.

  9. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe….My grandparents were immigrants from the Czech republic. I tried this soup last evening and it is simply delicious. Instead of the potatoes I added my halusky dumplings…Will make this often…thanks again

    1. So happy to hear how much you enjoyed it. 🙂

  10. Dnes jsem uvarila tuto polivecku podle vaseho receptu-videa. Dokonce i moje 4-leta dcera ji snedla a chutnala ji.
    Ja nerada varim komplikovana ceska jidla, ale podle vasich receptu se moc dobre vari. Mate dobry vyklad a vse se zda tak jednoduche, ze clovek ma hned chut si to taky uvarit 🙂 Dekujeme moc za vasi stranku a recepty, musite s tim mit spoustu prace, ale je videt, ze vas to moc bavi.
    My bydlime v Toronte v Kanade, ale ja jsem taky z Brna 😉 Ahoj, Andrea.

    1. Ahoj Andrejko, moc zdravim dalsi Brnacku. 🙂 A spoustu pozdravu do Toronta. Jsem rada, ze polivecka chutnala a ze recepty libi. 🙂 Ano je s tim hodne prace, ale mam radost, kdyz se recept podari a lidem chutna. To me pak moc tesi.

  11. What is that bottle that looks like soy sauce? You said your dad likes to add a bit.

    1. It is Maggi brand called Seasoning.

      1. Thanks. Made this last night and it was delicious. Tempering the egg with some soup before adding it to the pot gives the soup a velvety texture.

        1. Great tip! Thank you 🙂

  12. My husband and I made this last night. We boiled some chicken thighs for broth and decided to throw the chicken meat in with the potatoes. It was so good. I am certain it will be good with water, but you might try it with chicken.

  13. Hello Kristina!!!! Thank u for the greatest recipes you show on your videos. I have a question for you… have you ever tried to make a bread bowl to serve your soups??? if you did that or you know how yo do it can you please make a new video about it. I cook most of your food; it is wonderful I can make Czech food at home in Canada. My husband and I worked in Prague for couple years and the memory is so bright aspecialy food , Oh my God… Thank you

    1. Hi Elena, I am sorry I am responding this late. I had family visiting. I have not made yet bread bowl, but will be doing that in a future. I am glad you are enjoying my recipes. 🙂

  14. Great recipe! Making it for second time – one of my faves!

    1. Yay! Glad to hear! 🙂

  15. Hi Kristyna. I made this soup last week and it was sooo delicious! It was even better on the second day. It’s perfect for the cold weather we have been having. I am going to make this again very soon. Thanks so much for the recipe and video! (Steve was so funny!)

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Linda! Yes it is perfect for this type of weather.

  16. Excite to make this! I miss having this after living in Czech. Great for morning after drinking also 🙂

    1. Yes

  17. Made this soup for dinner with friends; it was delicious and very enthusiastically received (only downside is that it made my entire dorm smell like garlic)!! Thanks for an amazing recipe, I’m definitely going to make this again!

    1. Glad to hear it was enjoyed. Yes the garlic smell is very strong. 😀

  18. Haven’t made this before but it is fantastic. I’m Czech, and I make a lot of recipes and a lot of your recipes. I live in a part of Iowa where there aren’t any Czech restaurants. Thank you for sharing your heritage.

    1. My pleasure. 🙂

  19. Thank you for this recipe. It yields the most perfect soup.

    1. I am glad to hear. 🙂

  20. My father (who’s gone now) always spoke of his Czech grandmother’s potato soup and how he never could figure out how to replicate it. I’ve often wondered what a traditional Czech potato soup would be. I will try this, but since he, his mom, and grandma are all gone it’s hard to know what he was remembering.

    1. I actually have a recipe for Potato Soup. Maybe you can try that one? It could be it.

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