Petite Marmite

Preparation info

  • Serves

    eight to twelve

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

A marmite is a covered crock, usually made of earthenware, designed to hold a soup or a stew that will be baked. Petite marmite has come to mean an intense, clear soup based on a consomme, with beef and vegetables. The best of these has an amazing flavor, especially when infused with a good shot of black pepper. I love this version. It’s no small project to make it. (In fact, cooking schools give this to chefs as a test of their skills.) But the results are wonderful, and you will have real