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    Potato Leek Soup (Vichyssoise)

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 20 mins

    30 mins

    50 mins

    AmyZoe's Note:

    To make this vichyssoise add the cream. This is a simple, elegant, and delicious soup. Recipe courtesy of The Joy of Cooking. Serving size is estimated. You can serve hot or cold, but be sure to process the soup to its velvety smoothness.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    cups

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt butter in a sauce pot over low heat.
    2. 2
      Add the leeks and cook, stirring, until tender but not browned, about 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      Stir in potatoes or stock.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil, reduce, and simmer until the potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Puree until smooth.
    6. 6
      For a finer texture , push through a sieve.
    7. 7
      Season with salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Thin if necessary with additional stock or water.
    9. 9
      If making vichyssoise, add the heavy cream or a combination of milk and cream.
    10. 10
      Reheat gently or chill and serve cold.
    11. 11
      Garnish with snipped chives.

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    Nutritional Facts for Potato Leek Soup (Vichyssoise)

    Serving Size: 1 (336 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 184.8
     
    Calories from Fat 90
    49%
    Total Fat 10.0 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 6.2 g
    31%
    Cholesterol 31.8 mg
    10%
    Sodium 29.1 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 22.2 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    11%
    Sugars 3.1 g
    12%
    Protein 2.7 g
    5%

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