Classic Vichyssoise

Classic Vichyssoise

30 Reviews 7 Pics
2doulas
Recipe by  2doulas

“Very simple recipe that tastes great. What could be better? Serve cold or warm.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. In a large stock pot melt butter over low heat. Add leeks and onion, cover, and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Add thyme, marjoram, bay leaf and stir well. Cover pot and continue to cook for 12 minutes.
  3. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook, partially covered for 30 minutes.
  4. Puree soup in blender or food processor and cool.
  5. Prior to serving add cream. If you are serving this soup warm you need to reheat the soup slowly so that the cream does not change consistency.

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Reviews (30)

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Miss Fuzzy
75

Miss Fuzzy

This classic is elegant in its simplicity but the choice of ingredients is critical. Avoid any temptation to substitute lower quality, pre-processed or packaged ingredients for the sake of time or convenience. Using half and half instead of heavy cream, processed potatoes instead of fresh, or canned chicken broth instead of homemade will ruin this dish. Remember: Bad Vichyssoise is like wallpaper paste but doesn't taste as good.

~TAYLOR~
47

~TAYLOR~

This is a great basic recipe for Vichyssoise, Priscilla. I used 4 leeks, added a bit more butter, increased the cooking time to 20 minutes in step 1 and to 1 hour in step 2. After the puree stage, I whisked in my heavy cream, and I used a full 2 cups to achieve the type of rich and creamy texture I am used to in this dish. I then covered and chilled, and garnished with chives before serving with Awsomely Easy Sesame Asparagus and Garlic Butter bread (recipes also on this site) for a fabulous meal last night. Thank you so much.

Sara
44

Sara

This was a great recipe for potato leek soup! The only change I would make is to add some garlic to the leeks next time. I also haven't added the cream yet, because it is cooling, and I'm not sure I need to; it's that good without it. I think this would be a great hot soup in the winter, it's nice and hearty and filling. I might finish it all before it cools enough to serve cold!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 353 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 60.3 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 1257 mg
  • 50%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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