Potage Maigre Recipe

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 Updated 18/01/2016

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Potage Maigre is basically a peasant soup recipe that uses cheap and plentiful ingredients to provide a nutritious and filling dish.


  • 1 quart of water
  • medium sized cabbage washed and shredded
  • seasoning
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 slice of bread, cut into small cubes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
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  1. Boil the water in a saucepan.
  2. Add the butter and let it melt.
  3. Add the potatoes.
  4. Add the vegetables and bread cubes.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Boil for half an hour and serve.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


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