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Potage Parmentier (Potato Leek Soup) Recipe and S.A.T. Help pages
 
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Potage Parmentier (Potato Leek Soup)
 
Ingredients
 
Serves six to eight
Five Yukon gold potatoes (four to five cups when chopped)
Two to three medium leeks (four cups when chopped)
Four cups water
One eighth cup chives
One half cup heavy cream
One and one half to two cups whole milk
Three tbsp unsalted butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
 
Instructions
 
Peel and chop the potatoes into one inch chunks. Chop the whites of the leeks into one inch chunks. Chop the chives into small pieces.
Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the potatoes and leeks and cover. Cook them for about twenty minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Drain the water.
Transfer the potatoes and leeks to a food processor or blender. Add the chives, heavy cream, whole milk and butter, and season to taste. Process until smooth.
Return the soup to the large pot and cook on high for a few minutes, stirring, or until the soup reaches your desired temperature.
Serve.
 

S.A.T. Help Section
 
Read the following paragraph. You will be asked to choose synonyms for ten words that appear in the paragraph.
 
The EXPATRIATE Julia Child, an ADROIT chef, included Potage Parmentier in the famous, "Mastering The Art Of French Cooking." The recipe was the first one in her book, a TESTAMENT to its importance. Julia's COMMENTARY on cooking TECHNIQUE offered INSIGHT to tricks of the trade. Trying to MIMIC her work is a task TANTAMOUNT to reaching for perfection, since most people can't ASPIRE to achieve an IOTA abet talent.
 
Each word in the list below will be followed by ten possible synonyms. Choose the correct synonym. 
 
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