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Vichyssoise

Vichyssoise

Derek Parker

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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Nutrition

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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

trweiss
137

trweiss

8/13/2006

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
115

Dede Ranahan

7/16/2006

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
104

deb5218

4/19/2006

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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