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Leek and Potato Soup


An excellent lunch or light supper soup. This recipe is from from Julia Child, and it is called "Potage Parmentier" and it is delicious and simple to make. "Leek and Potato smells good, tastes good, and is simplicity itself to make."

Recipe from Julia Child, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1"

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  • 3-4 cups of 1 pound, peeled potatoes, sliced or diced
  • 3 cups or 1 pound thinly sliced leeks, including the tender green
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4-6 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons minced parsley or chives


Servings 6


Step 1

Simmer the vegetables, water and salt together, partially covered, for 40-50 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Mash the vegetables in the soup with a fork, or pass the soup through a food mill. Correct seasonings. Off heat and just before serving, stir in the cream by spoonfuls. Pour into a tureen or soup cups and decorate with the herbs.


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