Soupe aux Choux

Cabbage Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 (¼-inch thick) slices salt pork
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 turnip, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 very small head (or ½ pound) green cabbage, shredded
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Grated Gruyère or Parmesan cheese

Method

  1. Dice salt pork and place in large kettle. Render fat from it, but do not let it brown. Add onions. Wash leeks. Slice into kettle, using about 2 inches of the green tops. Cover and simmer about 1 hour.
  2. Add remainder of ingredients, except cheese. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Taste and adjust seasonings. Pour into hot soup plates, sprinkle with cheese, and serve with crusty French bread.

Wine

Brouilly

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