Simply, put, potee is a French meat and vegetable stew. Almost every region of France has its own recipe. Some call for white beans and duck confit; others include smoked sausages. But two essential ingredients for most authentic potees are salted pigs' ears and tails. If this degree of authenticity appeals to you, find these pig parts at a good butcher shop, then marinate them in herb salt, which flavors and tenderizes the meat.