Soupe Poireau Pommes de Terre (Potato Leek Soup)

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Leeks and potato soup is the most basic, and maybe the most popular, soup in France.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 medium leeks
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 cups water

Directions

  • Wash the leeks in cold water, dry them, and remove and discard the green parts. Cut them in thin slices.
  • Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat and melt the butter slightly. Add leeks and cook for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes and stir well with a wooden spatula. Add salt, pepper, stock, and water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Put all ingredients in a blender, and process for 2 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 medium leeks
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 cups water

Directions

  • Wash the leeks in cold water, dry them, and remove and discard the green parts. Cut them in thin slices.
  • Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat and melt the butter slightly. Add leeks and cook for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes and stir well with a wooden spatula. Add salt, pepper, stock, and water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Put all ingredients in a blender, and process for 2 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat3.5g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium680mg
Total Carbohydrate32g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars4g
Protein4g