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Water Cress Soup

What is this water-cress soup?
A simple and traditional recipe from north of France. With leeks and potatoes.


 
Region Prep time / Cooking time

North of France

15 minutes / 45 minutes

Ingredients

1/4 lb water cress
1 lb potatoes, diced
1 lb leeks sliced

5 tb whipping cream
2 quarts of water
Salt
 

Water Cress Soup Recipe serve 6

Step 1: Simmer the leeks and potatoes with a pinch of salt in water for 40 minutes.

Step 2: Add the water cress and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Off heat, mash the vegetables with a fork. Add salt if needed.

Step 4: Stir in the whipping cream just before serving.

Suggestion:
Use a few water cress leaves to decorate. Boil them for 30 seconds in water, drain and decorate the plates.

Wine suggestion: no wine is needed for this kind of soup ! (French Wine Guide).

Bon appetit!
 

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