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[Farmhouse Recipe] Our Family's Rich and Tasty Pot au Feu

[Farmhouse Recipe] Our Family's Rich and Tasty Pot au Feu

With bacon, sausages and lots of vegetables, you can make a seriously delicious "bouillon" soup. Make extra to use in other dishes.

Ingredients: About 8 servings

The meat:
Chicken thighs
400 g
Bacon block
600 g
Wiener sausages
8
The vegetables:
Onions (small)
5
Carrot
2
Celery
4 stalks
Small turnips
3
Cabbage
1/4
The soup:
Water
3 l
Soup stock cubes (finely chopped)
6
Salt and pepper
a small amount

Steps

1. Use the celery leaves too. Cut up the vegetables into big pieces. Big pieces look more inviting.
2. Cut the chicken into big chunks. Make diagonal cuts into the sausages. If you don't do this, they will split when heated.
3. Put all the meat, vegetables and soup into a large pot. Simmer for one hour.
4. Skim off any scum.
5. Enjoy the pot au feu with grainy mustard or good salt.
6. You can make a delicious curry with leftover broth and vegetables.
7. But my top recommendation is to make beef stew with it. Stew made with top quality broth is amazing.
8. You can freeze the broth. I use it for soup pasta and other dishes.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used to use a block of beef or pork in pot au feu, but I tried using bacon and sausage for more richness.