- October 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm #310742
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Inspired by Julia Child’s potato & leek soup from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Not exactly going to win any awards for beauty, but don’t let that put you off this simple, lovely soup. It’s potatoey and onioney and comfort in a bowl – not to mention filling.
Feel free to scale this recipe up for as many people as you need to feed.
I used a waxy spud for this soup but I think it would be even better with a lovely floury number. And I think next time I’d soften the onion in butter first, rather than just boiling them. And I’m keen to try it with leeks like Julia when I’m not on such a strict budget.
1 large potato, scrubbed & diced 25c
1 medium brown onion, peeled & diced 30c
small knob butter 5c
Pop potato and onion pieces in a medium saucepan and add 1 1/2cups water. Simmer for about an hour, adding more water if it starts to get too dry. It’s done when everything is meltingly soft.
Mash with a fork or potato masher until the soup is as smooth as you’d like. Stir through butter, taste and season.
cost per serving 60c
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