Potage bonne femme

A soup recipe for Andrew.

This is one of my favourite soup recipes of all time. I think I first found it in the (ancient!) recipe book that came with Mum’s old food processor. It’s really easy and very tasty. A good traditional soup.

Potage Bonne Femme

8 oz each of leeks, potatoes, carrots and onions
1 oz butter
1 tbsp chopped parsley
2 pints chicken stock (home made or stock cube)
Salt and pepper

1. Trim the leeks and wash thoroughly.  Clean and peel the rest of the vegetables and cut into 1 inch chunks.

2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan or wok until it is hot but not brown.

3. Add the vegetables and stir-fry in a fairly high heat until sizzling and golden.

4. Add the salt and pepper – this gives a much more intense flavour than adding seasoning after the liquid – then add the chicken stock or water.

5. Simmer gently for 15-20 minutes.

6. When the vegetables are soft, mash gently with a fork or process quickly in a food processor or liquidiser until all lumps have gone, but the vegetables still have a little texture.

7. Add milk to taste, a mug or so, to give the soup added creaminess. Heat through gently.

8. Serve with chopped parlsey on top.

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2 Responses to Potage bonne femme

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