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Watercress Soup (Julia Child)

Watercress Soup (Julia Child) created by BarbryT

Posted here for safekeeping. This is another variation on Julia's basic recipe for leek and potato soup.

Ready In:
1hr 5mins
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ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 cup watercress leaf, and tender stems
  • 4 -6 tablespoons whipping cream or 2 -3 tablespoons softened butter

directions

  • When measuring the watercress leaves and stems, pack them down in the measuring cup.
  • Simmer leeks, potatoes, water and salt together, partially covered, 40-50 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in watercress and simmer 5 minutes.
  • While the watercress is simmering, you can prepare the following optional garnish if you wish: a small handful of watercress leaves boiled 30 seconds, rinsed in cold water and drained.
  • Mash the vegetables in the soup with a fork, or puree in blender. Correct seasoning.
  • Off heat and just before serving, stir in cream or butter by spoonfuls. Decorate with the optional watercress leaves.
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"Posted here for safekeeping. This is another variation on Julia's basic recipe for leek and potato soup."
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  1. Linky
    Delicious! Delicate taste and beautiful green color. I used half and half and, based on B's review, used chicken bouillon cubes with the water and cut down on the salt.
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  2. BarbryT
    Watercress Soup (Julia Child) Created by BarbryT
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  3. BarbryT
    Watercress Soup (Julia Child) Created by BarbryT
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  4. BarbryT
    Lovely. I might use chicken broth in the future to add richness, but it's hard to think of any other improvement. This is just delicious.
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  5. coconutty
    Posted here for safekeeping. This is another variation on Julia's basic recipe for leek and potato soup.
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