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    Potage Parmentier (Potato & Leek Soup) – Julia Child

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 5 mins

    15 mins

    50 mins

    coconutty's Note:

    Posted here for safekeeping. This is the basic recipe with variations, so you can create your own favorite version. I usually make this non-dairy using vegetable stock, which I actually prefer over the dairy version given here. I usually cook my soup for less time than this recipe indicates and it comes out fine.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 lb potato, peeled and diced (I leave skins on)
    • 3 cups leeks, thinly sliced (white and tender green parts only)
    • 2 quarts water
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 4 -6 tablespoons whipping cream or 2 -3 tablespoons softened butter
    • 2 -3 tablespoons minced parsley or 2 -3 tablespoons chives

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Simmer vegetables, water and salt together, partially covered, 40-50 minutes until vegetables are tender.
    2. 2
      Mash the vegetables in the soup with a fork, or puree in blender. Correct seasoning.
    3. 3
      Off heat and just before serving, stir in cream or butter by spoonfuls. Pour into a tureen or soup cups and decorate with the herbs.
    4. 4
      Good hot, cold or room temperature.
    5. 5
      Variations:.
    6. 6
      The following may be simmered with the potatoes and leeks at the start:.
    7. 7
      Sliced or diced carrots or turnips.
    8. 8
      Peeled, seeded or chopped tomatoes or strained, canned tomatoes.
    9. 9
      Half-cooked dried beans, peas, or lentils, including their cooking liquid.
    10. 10
      The following may be simmered for 10-15 minutes with the soup after it has been pureed:.
    11. 11
      Fresh or frozen diced cauliflower, cucumbers, broccoli, Lima beans, peas, string beans, okra or zucchini.
    12. 12
      Shredded lettuce, spinach, sorrel, or cabbage.
    13. 13
      Diced, cooked leftovers of any of the preceding vegetables.
    14. 14
      Tomatoes, peeled, seeded, juiced and diced.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 23, 2012

      55

      This was outstanding! I used broth as was suggested in the reviews and had 1/4c of chopped roasted red peppers left over from another recipe so I dumped them in. The butter is a must! This is a wonderful and easy basic recipe. Thanks for posting. I may just have to buy her book!

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    • on January 23, 2011

      55

      I love Mastering the Art of French Cooking and I love this recipe. Thanks for taking the time to post it here. This is a family favorite... so simple, inexpensive and good!

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    • on March 27, 2010

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    Nutritional Facts for Potage Parmentier (Potato & Leek Soup) – Julia Child

    Serving Size: 1 (675 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 180.5
     
    Calories from Fat 52
    29%
    Total Fat 5.8 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    17%
    Cholesterol 20.5 mg
    6%
    Sodium 1785.2 mg
    74%
    Total Carbohydrate 29.8 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    15%
    Sugars 3.5 g
    14%
    Protein 3.6 g
    7%

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