Leek and Potato Soup

Created by a French Chef working in the United States, vichyssoise is traditionally served cold this French Soup is even better when served piping hot!

Ingredients

Chicken stock/Vegetable stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Leek 4
Potato 6 Medium , peeled, cubed (4
Onion 1 , chopped
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Salt and pepper To Taste
Bouquet garni 10 Gram (1 small bundle)
For garnish
Chives 1 Tablespoon , chopped

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Cut off the root and dark green portion of leek, and then cut it lengthwise.

2. Wash leek well to remove all the sand and dirt under running water. Slice them into -inch pieces and set aside.

MAKING

3. Place a stock pot on flame and pour olive oil in it. Drop butter and allow it to melt.

4. Throw onion and leek in the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and allow it to sweat for 15 minutes over medium low or until nice and soft but not brown.

5. Drop potato pieces and let it sweat for 5 minutes.

6. Add bouquet garni and chicken stock. Stir well. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.

7. Remove the bouquet garni and blend the soup until nice and smooth.

8. Pour cream and give it a good stir.

SERVING

9. Serve soup hot with chives garnish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 426Calories from Fat 112

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 302 mg12.58%

Total Carbohydrates 72 g24%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 19 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet