Vichyssoise

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Sep. 21, 2012

As you all should know (ok, no one cares but me) its Julia Childs 100th birthday this month! She is the queen of food. Im obsessed. You know that movie Julie and Julia? thats basically me. But Im not famous. Anyways, in honor of her birthday I wanted to make the classic French soup, Vichyssoise. Vee-she-swah. There, you can say it! It sounds super fancy but its really not its just a chilled potato and leek soup. Pronouncing it the French was sounds way fancier though, so say it like that. Everyone will be impressed.

Ingredients

Butter 1 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Small , choppped
Garlic clove 1 , minced
Leeks 3 Cup (48 tbs) , washed and chopped
Potatoes 3 Cup (48 tbs) , peeled and sliced thinly
Chicken stock 1 1/2 Quart
Single cream 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Cracked pepper To Taste
For garnish
Chives 1 Teaspoon (Optional)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Using sharp knife, cut the tops and ends of celery, and slice it vertically.

2. Wash the leeks thoroughly, to make sure there is no dirt left.

3. Slice the leeks thinly.

MAKING

4. In a saucepan, melt butter, and add in onion and garlic, stir well to mix and allow to sweat.

5. Add in the leeks, stir and let cook for another minute.

6. Put in the potatoes and the chicken stock and bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender for about 10 to 15 minutes.

7. Turn off the heat and blend it a little at a time or use immersion blender.

8. In a clean bowl, put pureed vegetables add in the cream and season with salt and pepper, and stir to mix.

9. Allow the soup to cool and put it into the refrigerator until chilled.

SERVING

10. To serve ladle the soup into a soup bowl and sprinkle some fresh cut chives on the top.

TIPS

Serve it with fresh crusty bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 250Calories from Fat 111

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 332 mg13.83%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet