Cook la Madeleine's Country Potato Soup just like they do with our potato soup recipe.
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La Madeleine Potato Soup

Cook la Madeleine's Country Potato Soup just like they do with our potato soup recipe.
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Keyword La Madeleine Potato Soup, Potato Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 219kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 2 pounds sliced leeks
  • 4 cups chopped onions
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided use
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 pounds potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 1 bouquet garnish (parsley, thyme, and Bay leaf tied together)
  • 1 teaspoon beef base
  • 8 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Thyme, parsley, or chervil for garnish

For Garnish

  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme or
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley or
  • 1/4 teaspoon chervil


  • Trim 2 inches of green parts of leeks, and discard. Slice into 3/8-inch rounds, separate green and white parts. Wash thoroughly in a strainer.
  •  In a large saucepan over medium heat, brown onions and green parts of leeks in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add celery, potatoes, and bouquet garnish. Stir well and reduce heat to low.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet and cook white parts of leeks until just browned. Add water to cover vegetables (about 8 cups) and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Remove bouquet garni. Mash potatoes. Slightly on the bottom of the pan, stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper and Garnish with thyme, parsley, or chervil. Yield: 8 - 10 servings


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 832mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2060IU | Vitamin C: 33.6mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 7.7mg
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