Potage Crècy (Thick carrot soup)
Yesterday I just couldn't think what to make for dinner. The weather was grisly, not for going out in, and it was the kind it's that kind of gray day that makes you want comfort food. I used to make lots of this delicious carrot soup whan I lived i n the UK. OH - did he like it, or what!! Not only that, it's simplicity itself to make:
1lb red potatoes, peeled weight
1 1/2 lb large carrots, peeled weight
plenty of butter, to taste
fresh chopped parsley
Fresh chicken stock, or veggie stock cubes. Whilst in some parts of France you can get away with cubes, in others it would be 'shock,horror!!!'.
Rough blitz the vegetables either separate or together in the processor, and you can throw the parsley in as well.
Put everything in a large pan having gently melted the butter first. Keep stirring so that the small pieces of vegetables don't catch on the base of the pan. Add your stock and let it simmer until you get a deep golden colour. Have some really good rustic bread to hand - we're into le rustique here my friends! I'm sure you'll be able to get that because you can all do almost anything and challenges don't daunt you! After that, it's 'bon appetit mes amis' !
Enough is never as good as a feast Oscar Wilde