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Warm Weather Pot-au-Feu

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This version of pot-au-feu can be made with whatever veggies you find at the market…you saute the garlic, onion, and leeks first, add the potatoes and carrots next, and, finally, add the quicker cooking vegetables such as mushrooms and spinach towards the end. Since it’s finished off with poached eggs, this is actually hearty enough for a light dinner.  But after recently revealing my squeamishness when it comes to runny egg yolks, you may have guessed that I skipped the eggs and just used this as a lovely side dish.

The layering of flavors made this an outstanding recipe…first the aromatics, then lemon grass and orange zest…and finally the individual contributions by each vegetable.  Topped with fresh herbs to finish it off…and you have another Dorie masterpiece.

As most of you now know, these recipes can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table.  Check this link to see how other “Doristas” made this pot-au-feu at French Fridays with Dorie.

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44 comments on “Warm Weather Pot-au-Feu”

  1. Looks very healthy and delicious! I like how the vegetables are lightly cooked and layered.

  2. I can’t even tell you how excited I was to see you add the URL!!!! I have seen everything youve posted and love them all.. tomorrow I will mention you on my site with your delicious blueberry muffins between you and Claudia I adapted them again … so now all three of us have your muffins posted! Anyways your veggies sounds wonderful love the lemon zest its so fresh tasting and healthy!

  3. Hi Lizzie! This Pot-Au-Feu looks refreshing and healthy…I would have to opt for the poached eggs. But the aromatics must make this really special. Thanks a bunch for sharing this recipe!

  4. Perfect side dish: yummy and healthy! And it looks good too… great color choice!

  5. It’s funny that you served this as a side dish because I noticed in my photos, I didn’t put a lot of broth in the bowl. So, I suppose I could’ve served this as a side as opposed to a soup. Great idea! Your dish looks tasty!

  6. colourful vegetables looks wonderful

  7. Lizzie look absolutely beautiful, gloria

  8. Your vegetables look beautiful. Love the “real” baby carrots.

  9. Your produce is gorgeous, LIzzy! I really liked how the lemongrass blended with the more “traditional” aromatics in this dish.

  10. A great side dish!

  11. This looks yummy….you have a lovely blog…I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that

  12. I’ve never thought of making a pot au feu with just vegetables. It’s sounds light and aromatic I’m going to give it a try, thanks!

  13. Yummy! And the picture is so pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Such a wonderful & healthy meal!! Love all those veggies.

  15. I love veggie dish like this! I have never been a vegetarian, but thought of eating this veggie makes me so happy. Happy Friday Lizzy!

  16. Yes I really loved this dish (though I did the runny egg thing!) and really need to add more lemongrass to more dishes – such a great flavour. Grade side dish!

  17. The dish look so fresh and lively! I really need to try this ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. The lemon grass made for a really lovely background flavor for sure. I thought that with a loaf of crusty bread, this would be a perfect weeknight supper.
    Love the veggies!

  19. That looks just beautiful. I love all of the bright colors!

  20. Your bowl of veggies look perfect. I had mine with an egg for dinner and the leftovers without for lunch. I have to say having the lemongrass steep in the broth overnight gave it more flavor than it had initially. I really loved this one, to my surprise. Glad you made it work for you without the runny egg.

  21. This is the paragon of spring!

  22. That one is so healthy,…

  23. I think the pickiest of vegetable eaters would fall for this – I’m ready to run out now and find the freshest vegetables and serve it on a platter and say, “Hey all – dinner!” The photos are that enticing.

  24. Your veggies look to-die-for – and you know I am on a mission to get everyone to embrace the glorious runny yolk!!

  25. This looks like a delicious dish!

  26. What a beautiful bowl of pot-au-feu! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. I thought the egg gave it a rich flavor, but it certainly stands on it’s own without it. Your vegetable arrangement is so pretty.

  28. That looks gorgeous – nice and fresh and indeed perfect for summer.

  29. I bet the lemongrass added wonderful flavor. Around My French Table is one of my favorite cookbooks lately…

  30. Next time I will have to try the lemongrass, it does sound wonderful;-) I like the idea of the veggies in the broth without the egg, nice for a light meal or a side dish. Have a nice weekend;-)

  31. Beautiful, tasty and nutritious, Lizzy! I like your idea of a side dish w/out the eggs.

  32. Hi Lizzy… what a beautiful and healthy full plate you have here ! ^,^ light and healty, like it!

  33. Hi Lizzy… there’s something waiting for you here:

    Have a great weekend!

  34. I must admit French food is new to me, so I have never heard of this dish. But it truly looks like a bowl full of health. I know it’s good just by what you put into it. Thanks for broadening my culinary world. : )

  35. We loved this soup! I was the only one that had it with the egg, and I liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Beautiful!! I’m with Kate – I’d add the egg because I love poached eggs on about anything… I’m thinking this is going to be my next focus cookbook… You’ve made such wonderful recipes from it! Kate @ kateiscooking (having issues leaving comments as anything other than anon…)

  37. Lizzy-These are my very favorite easy veggies that I truly enjoy…Lora added them to her chicken broth, which was equally good, as well.
    I can just eat the veggies and be happy with it!
    Looks perfect, and delicious.
    BTW-You are the winner of my cookbook giveaway…but don’t just yet respond, because I’m working on the post right now, and not quite finished to post it…Congratulations, by dear friend.
    p.s. double check to see if you are #18…that’s what the came up with, but I can’t seem to copy and paste that part…(don’t know why)

  38. I loved this recipe and made it twice this week. I normally don’t eat soup when it’s so hot here…but this is a new favorite of mine:)Your vegetables look fantastic. Have a wonderful weekend Lizzy!

  39. I think this looks good without the egg. I don’t care for runny eggs either. Bring on the veggies!

  40. Maybe you should think about being a French chef. Your dishes always turn out so perfect. And yes, both the Jacques Torres and the ATK cookies will be posted on my CCC quest.

  41. Looks beautiful…even without the egg I would happily have this as a side or main dish ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Perfect side for a warm day. The carrots look bright and lovely.

  43. Perfectly cooked, the colours are so bright! Bravo!

  44. Such beautiful vegetables. I love the versatility of these recipes. This would definitely make deliciously flavored vegetables without serving them in the broth. Great idea.

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