Potage Creme du Barry

Jun 22nd, 2016

Potage Creme du Barry

This is a posh sounding name for what is actually a very British sort of soup – Cauliflower and Potato. The story is that Madame du Barry who was one of the Mistresses of Louis XVth liked it so much she had it for dinner every day – that would be like R and Aero chocolate mousse then….

Anyway I make a nice healthy version. Take two large onions and sweat until soft in a little olive oil. Add two or three large potatoes peeled and diced, and a large cauliflower cut into florets. Turn in the oil a bit and then add just enough vegetable stock to cover. Simmer for about 15 mins until veg is cooked through. Then puree with a stick blender until smooth and thick. Add some milk until it is at the preferred consistency then stir in some chopped parsley and ground black pepper. You could add a swirl of cream to serve if you felt decadent but if you wanted it vegan you could actually omit the milk altogether (or use a nut or soya milk).

Good served with some warm granary rolls. I am taking both to N’s house for lunch on Saturday.

Add a comment

Your email address will not be shared or published. Required fields are marked *