Un plat familial et convivial : la potée auvergnate

Recipe: Potée Auvergnate

Un plat familial et convivial : la potée auvergnate

This typical winter dish simmers gently on the hob amid delicious aromas of seasonal vegetables and meat. An old favourite in the mountains of Auvergne, it is an economical and nourishing dish that only requires a few basic ingredients and a little patience!

Serve 6

Level of difficulty: Average

Preparation time: 30 mins

Cooking time: 2 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 salted pork shoulder (about 1kg)
  • 1 salted knuckle of pork or 750g salt pork (salted pork belly)
  • 1 green cabbage
  • 6 carrots  🥕
  • 6 turnips
  • 10 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bouquet garni

Added bonus

Keep the stock from the potée. It’ll make an excellent soup for the following day! Try it the traditional way, by pouring the nice hot stock over slices of rye bread, perhaps topped with a little local cheese. You can also add potatoes 🥔 for a more substantial dish.

Potée au choux

Potée au choux


  • Leave the meat to soak in cold water for 2 hours.
  • Then place the meat in a large cooking pot, cover with cold water and bring gently to the boil. Do not add salt.
  • Cook slowly for 1½ hours. Skim regularly.
  • Prepare the vegetables: Remove the outer leaves from the cabbage and quarter it. Wash the cabbage and blanch for 5 minutes in boiling water. Peel and wash the carrots and turnips.
  • After 1½ hours, add the carrots, cabbage, turnips, bouquet garni and the onion pricked with the 2 cloves. Cook for 30 minutes on a medium heat.
  • Add the peeled whole potatoes. Cook for a further 45 minutes.
  • Arrange the meat and vegetables in a serving dish.
  • Serve with mustard and, 🥣 for purists, a bowl of the stock!

Every family has its own version of this recipe! Meat-lovers might add an uncooked saucisson or a few sausages at the same time as the potatoes. Some even add a dry-cured heel of ham right at the beginning. For the vegetables, you can add leeks if you like them!

Added bonus

Want to try potée before making it yourself? You’ll find it on the menu or made to order at Sancy restaurants serving traditional dishes: L’Auberge de l’Âne, l’Auberge du Tarrafet, l’Auberge des Mancelles, le Café Français, la Ferme de l’Angle, la Grande Étable, La Providence et La Poste, l’Auberge de Monneaux

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