Vichyssoise recipe

Vichyssoise soup recipe is a traditional French dish based on broth, cream and onion.
Like most mashed soups, vichyssoise is usually served with garlic croutons.

CategoryCuisine, Cooking MethodTags, , DifficultyIntermediate
Yields5 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins
Ingredients:
 4 tbsp butter
 4 large leeks, cleaned and sliced, (white and pale green parts only)
 1 medium onion, chopped or sliced
 4 medium potatoes (2 lbs), peeled and chopped
 salt and pepper to taste
 ¼ tsp dried thyme
 ½ tsp dried marjoram
 1 bay leaf
 5 cups chicken broth (or water - vegetarian option)
 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
 Chopped fresh chives for garnish
Methods:
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 (or water) 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.

Ingredients

 4 tbsp butter
 4 large leeks, cleaned and sliced, (white and pale green parts only)
 1 medium onion, chopped or sliced
 4 medium potatoes (2 lbs), peeled and chopped
 salt and pepper to taste
 ¼ tsp dried thyme
 ½ tsp dried marjoram
 1 bay leaf
 5 cups chicken broth (or water - vegetarian option)
 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
 Chopped fresh chives for garnish

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 (or water) 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.

Vichyssoise recipe
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