Posted on January 25th, 2012 in Cooking & Travel
It’s been chilly here in Malibu, so I was feeling the desire for some warm homemade soup to cozy up with. I also remembered that I had gone to the market and bought some ingredients for a different dish that I never made. So in my fridge I had:
- Vegetable broth
And that’s basically all you need for this scrumptious winter dish…oh, that by the way, is made in MINUTES!
First, start with a super fun Le Crueset dutch oven (or any pot with a lid will do)!
Le Crueset Dutch Oven
Next, add a little extra virgin olive oil-about 2 tablespoons.
2-3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil on medium high heat
This next part of the Potage Parmentier is the Gina DeVee style–add 4 oz. of diced pancetta!
The next simple step is to chop 3 cups of leeks…
Yes this is me, and no I had no makeup on...
Once the pancetta crisps up nicely, add the 3 cups of leeks to the pancetta mixture.
Pancetta + Leeks = Delicious
Next, dice about 3 cups of potatoes…
Same no makeup situation.
Pretty diced potatoes (3 cups)
Then add the potatoes to the pancetta and leeks…
Stir all of the ingredients together...ANY woman entrepreneur can do this!
Next, cover this mixture with water and vegetable stock in equal parts about a quart total.
We're almost there!
I added a sprig of thyme too…
Bring the entire mixture to a boil, then turn down to simmer, cover for 30-60 minutes. Then, using an immersion blender (or any device that will mash up the soup) blend to desired consistency. (You could even transfer to a blender).
Now for the grand finale!
Potage Parmentier--Gina DeVee style!
Enjoy! My husband certainly did!
Cheers to you this winter. Stay warm.