French Potato Soup

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 01/07/2015 - 18:24
French Potato Soup

Potage Parmentier

A French classic for cold winter days!

The French love to cook with fresh cream (Crème Fraîche)and homemade potato soup is no exception! Crème Fraîche makes everything taste so much creamier, no wonder this potato soup is so delicious. The French are famous for their potato soup especially ‘Potato Leek soup’ but I didn’t add the leek this time, that’s my Irish specialty.  This recipe is actually a lot like Julia Childs but I don’t add the lemon juice and I used sour cream instead of Crème Fraîche... oh and I added cream cheese, so um… yes a lot like Julia Childs recipe right? (Am I even close?)   Bon Appétit!





I used my slow cooker – great way to cook soups in the winter.




Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
6 hours
Total time
6 hours, 10 minutes


large baking potatoes (peeled and diced)
Onion (diced)
4 c
Chicken Broth
3 T
1 pk
Cream Cheese (8oz)
1⁄2 c
Sour Cream
2 c
heavy whipping cream (double cream - UK)
10 sli
bacon (cooked and diced)
green onions (chopped for garnishing)
cheddar cheese (for topping)


1. Place diced potatoes and onions in the slow cooker. Pour chicken broth on top
2. Add cream cheese, sour cream, heavy cream and flour then mix together slowly
3. Cook on high for five hours then add 8 slices of cooked, diced bacon to the soup
4. Cook another hour or so until potatoes are tender
5. Serve warm, garnished with bacon, green onions and cheese