Shaped-Vegetable Soups

Potages Taillés

Appears in
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine

By French Culinary Institute

Published 2021

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The vegetables for potages taillés must be uniformly cut, since they are not puréed nor passed through a chinois. They are usually cut into a paysanne, but other uniform cuts can be used. Most of these soups are not bound by anything but the starch contained in the vegetables, although there are a few variations that do include cream. The two principal examples of a potage taillé are potage Parisien, garnished with chervil leaves, and potage cultivateur, garnished with oven-dried croutons and grated Gruyère cheese.