Sunday, April 3, 2011

Potage Parmentier

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Soup...

According to Julia Child soup is "an excellent lunch or light supper".

Potage Parmentier (Leek or Onion and Potato Soup)
From Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol 1

"Is simplicity itself". I could not put it any better. This recipe only has six ingredients. This has been the easiest MtAoFC recipe that I have made thus far.
Makes about 2 quarts and serves 6 to 8 people

Ingredients:

3 to 4 cups or 1 lb. peeled potatoes, sliced or diced

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3 cups or 1 lb. thinly sliced leeks including the tender green; or yellow onions

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2 cups water

1 tbs salt

4 to 6 tbs whipping cream or 2 to 3 tbs softened butter

2 to 3 tbs minced parsley or chives

Simmer vegetables in water and salt for 40 to 50 minutes

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Mash the vegetables. I used a potato masher, but Julia says to use a fork or a food mill. So I really need to get myself a food mill for the more complicated soups to come.

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Removed from heat. Stir in whipping cream one spoonful at a time, then decorate with herbs.

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Bon App├ętit

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