• 213 Ratings

This warm soup gets fresh flavor from rosemary and parsley.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make a bouquet garni: First wrap bay leaves, rosemary, parsley, and peppercorns in a piece of cheesecloth. Then tie with a piece of kitchen twine, and set aside.

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  • Heat olive oil and butter in a medium stockpot. Add celery, leeks, shallots, and garlic; cook on medium-low heat until very soft, about 45 minutes, stirring only occasionally. Do not brown. Add potatoes, stock, and reserved bouquet garni. Bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook until potatoes are very tender, about 40 minutes. Remove bouquet garni, and discard.

  • Working in batches, pass half of the soup through a food mill, fitted with a medium disk, into a large saucepan. Add remaining chunky soup. Place the saucepan on medium-low heat to warm soup. Slowly stir in milk and cream, and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Cook's Notes

If you pass the soup through a food mill it will not be overprocessed; if you use a food processor, just pulse quickly.

Reviews

213 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 76
  • 2 star values: 54
  • 1 star values: 19