MtAoFC, Recipes, Soup

Potage Parmentier



According to Julia Child soup is “an excellent lunch or light supper”.

Potage Parmentier (Leek or Onion and Potato Soup)

(Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol 1, pg. 37-38)

“Is simplicity itself”. I could not put it any better. This recipe only has six ingredients. This has been the easiest MtAoFC recipe that I have made thus far.

Makes about 2 quarts and serves 6 to 8 people


  1. 3 to 4 cups or 1 lb. peeled potatoes, sliced or diced


2. 3 cups or 1 lb. thinly sliced leeks including the tender green; or yellow onions


3. 2 cups water

4. 1 tbs salt

5. 4 to 6 tbs whipping cream or 2 to 3 tbs softened butter

6. 2 to 3 tbs minced parsley or chives

7. Simmer vegetables in water and salt for 40 to 50 minutes


8. Mash the vegetables. I used a potato masher, but Julia says to use a fork or a food mill. So I really need to get myself a food mill for the more complicated soups to come.


9. Removed from heat. Stir in whipping cream one spoonful at a time, then decorate with herbs.


Bon App├ętit



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