Monday, March 9, 2009

hangover soup

saturday was my brother's birthday. we started out not-so-slow with sushi and sake and then headed out for an evening of unbridled partying. the time change and one more hour at the bar didn't hurt anything either.

i had a great time and went all night. but sunday i felt like death.

and i was starving.

so i made hangover soup (aka potato and leek soup) a la julia.

this is probably one of the easiest and most delicious soups to make. it's fancy name is potage parmentier and i've made it before.

it was perfect for the amount of energy i was willing to expel and for the ingredients i had in my fridge.

first - i cut up some potatoes. any kind. i leave the skins on cuz i think they taste delicious.

then i cut up some leeks.

then i put the veggies in a pot with water and salt.

this simmer for about 40 minutes or so until the potatoes are tender. i mashed it all up with a potato masher and put in about a tablespoon of butter.

yum. yum. yum.

and i only had to leave the couch for like 15 minutes.


Virginia Dressler said...

dude- i made a turnip/potato/celery soup on Saturday. I think leeks would have been waaaay better. Good eats for the cold weather too!

the erratic epicurean said...

if you use this as your base you can add just about anything and i bet turnips would be killer. i freakin' LOVE leeks. mmm. mmm. mmm.

nico.pony79 said...

why no updates. waaagh!