In this week's recipe, we decided to share a classic of French cuisine - Leek and Potato Soup Recipe.
Leek and Potato Soup, or potage parmentier, is a French classic. Add watercress for potage au cresson, serve it chilled for Vichyssoise, or top it with bacon, fried leeks, fresh herbs, or diced vegetables. There are endless variations, so go ahead and use your imagination (or what you have in the kitchen) to make it your own.
900 g (2 pounds leeks)
32 g (3 tablespoons) butter
2 thyme sprigs
2 bay leaf
450 g (1 pound) yellow potatoes, peeled, quartered, and sliced
1.5 l (6 cups) water, or vegetable or chicken stock
80 g (1/3 cup) crème fraîche or heavy cream, optional
Freshly ground black pepper