I finally started reading Julie & Julia this week; only made it a few pages before I was was inspired to cook!
The first recipe Julie made from Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the Potage Parmentier. I found several links to this recipe online, and after tasting the results, can’t wait to pick up the cookbook! Maybe I’ll attempt to make all 500+ recipes in a year too! 😉
Leek and potato soup smells good, tastes good, and is simplicity itself to make.
What really got me was the ingredients. Or rather lack of ingredients – potatoes, leeks, water, salt, butter or cream. Yes, that it is.
I haven’t done a lot of cooking with leeks. They’re like giant green onions.
Aren’t the spirals pretty?
I had to commit a huge faux pas though. There was no way that hubby would eat the soup with slimey slices of leeks. So I gave it a whirl in the blender. Apparently the original recipe specifically states not to do this or the soup consistency would be more like that of baby food.
Aww well, I think it turned out pretty freaking good!!
I could’ve ate the whole pot tonight. Seriously, I had to stick the leftovers in the fridge before they were cool because I kept going back for tastes.
According to my recipe calculations, 1/4 of the huge pot of soup is only 250 calories.
This Mastering The Art of French Cooking box set is now on the top of my Christmas Wish List. Here that, Santa?
Do you have a favourite Julia Child recipe? Please share, I’d love to try it out!