Vichyssoise

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TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 30 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 1 hr
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 4 leeks, sliced and washed
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and sliced or chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion or 3 shallots, sliced
  • Mineral water, such as Vichy
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup/60 ml heavy cream or milk, plus more if needed
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish
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Directions

Put the leeks, potatoes, celery and onions in a pot. Add mineral water to cover and season with salt and pepper. Cover, bring to a boil and simmer until very tender. Puree and strain into a glass bowl. Thin with the cream, and with more liquid if needed. Let cool, then chill.

Before serving, thin the soup to the desired consistency with more water or milk. (You can also use chicken stock, but if you're trying to be vegetarian, then obviously don't.) Check the seasonings. Serve sprinkled with chives.

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  • on October 07, 2013

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    This is a very easy and great tasting soup.

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  • on July 13, 2013

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    This soup is the bomb! Very, good, very tasty, full of flavor! Wow! A keeper!

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  • on May 18, 2012

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    Very easy to make and very tasty. I used whole milk but can only imagine how much better it would be with cream!

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