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the pretentious vichyssoise

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sherry Peyton
Las Cruces, NM

Pretentious it may be, but it is simply to make, and even my Iowa farm man loves this. Mostly this comes from Joy of Cooking. If you like this recipe, to others at my website:

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For the pretentious vichyssoise

  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3-6
    leeks, mostly white part but a bit of green is fine
  • 3 md
  • 5 c
    chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 c
    heavy cream

How To Make the pretentious vichyssoise

  • 1
    Clean your leeks carefully, the outer leaves especially get full of sand. (I usually chop them and then place in a colander and rinse). Chop roughly.
  • 2
    Melt butter in saute pan and place the leeks in, and cook on medium until tender, but not browned.
  • 3
    Transfer to a soup pot and add potatoes and the stock. Cook until potatoes are done about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Carefully transfer to a blender or use an immersion blender to puree. Add cream, and adjust for seasoning.

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