Vichyssoise

Vichyssoise

47 Reviews 2 Pics
Derek Parker
Recipe by  Derek Parker

“The finest of all cold soups--and the very best thing invented in the USA! This wonderful, smooth soup can be garnished with a very few finely chopped chives. The chef at the Algonquin (where the soup originated) now sprinkles a very little curry powder, and provided it is a VERY little this can be very pleasant. Enjoy.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 - 6 servings

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Directions

  1. Gently sweat the chopped leeks and the chopped onion in butter or margarine until soft, about 8 minutes. Do NOT let them brown.
  2. Add potatoes and stock to the saucepan. Salt and pepper to taste; do not overdo them! Bring to the boil, and simmer very gently for 30 minutes.
  3. Puree in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Cool. Gently stir in the cream before serving.

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Reviews (47)

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trweiss
137

trweiss

This was a great starting point. (Recipes exist to get ideas, not to follow.) I like vichyssoise, but am always a bit disappointed in the blandness. I added a clove of garlic and half cup of finely chopped fresh herbs (parsley, lovage, oregano, majoram, savory, thyme, basil and a lot of chives). I garnished with more chives and fresh cracked pepper.

Dede Ranahan
110

Dede Ranahan

ok. I cheated and sampled the leek potato mixture as it was cooling. Awesome. But then I added the dairy - I used nonfat half and half - and suddenly this delicious soup became diluted, more fattening and less enticing. It was good. But prior it was exquisite. So next time, I'm adding the half and half a quarter cup at a time. Also, bacon bits and chives on top and with less cream a dollup of sour cream. Just like in baked potatoes! And who knows, may even serve warm instead of chilled. I'm out of control!

deb5218
103

deb5218

try using non fat half and half instead of the cream. Works very well and cuts out a lot of calories!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (5 total)

  • Calories
  • 281 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs
  • 13.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 478 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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