In keeping with my promise for more recipes, I bring you my favorite winter soup. Some days are just made for soup, and in Chicago, that means any day where the windchill factor starts with -10 or more! This recipe is (very) loosely based on Julia Child's Potage Parmentier or Leak and Onion and Potato soup. (How decadent can you get! French soup with wine in it!)
So, on to the soup!
Julia's recipe says it will feed 6 to 8, this is scaled down, and will probably still feed 4 to 6 people, but if its only you eating, it does keep in the fridge well for about a week.
You will need:
- A big leek
- 3 average sided potatoes, I like Yukon golds, but anything about the size of a baseball will work
- a couple shallots (or one really big one like I found!)
- heavy cream
- a dry white wine, cheap chardonnay works great
Chop everything up fairly small, going for pieces about the size of a nickle for your leek and shallots, and 1cm cubes for the potatoes. You can peel the potatoes if you like, but I like the color the skins add.