French Potato and Leek Soup (Julia Child recipe)
French Potato and Leek Soup (Julia Child recipe)
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 40 min
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  • Summary

    This creamy, classic French soup is super simple to make. Adapted from a recipe by the great Julia Child from her iconic cookbook "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1". Refer to the notes for differences to the original recipe.

    Ingredients

    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 leeks, white and pale green parts only sliced thinly (about 2 cups) (Note 1a)
    • 12oz / 350g potatoes, peeled a diced into 1"/2.5cm cubes (Note 1b)
    • 4 cups (1 quart/1 litre) chicken broth/stock
    • ¼ cup heavy cream (or milk)
    • Salt and pepper
    • 2 thick slices bread, torn into crouton size pieces
    • Olive oil spray
    • Salt
    • Chives, finely chopped
    • Extra cream, for garnish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 3
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 114 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 8 g 12.56%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 24.42%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 20 mg 6.78%
    • Sodium: 73 mg 3.05%
    • Calcium: 38 mg 3.77%
    • Potassium: 109 mg 3.12%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.83%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.27%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 24.51%
    • Vitamin C 11.87%
    • Vitamin D 1.42%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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