Chilled Potato and Leek Soup - Vichyssoise

Recipe by PaulaG
READY IN: 55mins




  • In a heavy saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine the leeks, green onions and 1/2 cup of the chicken stock.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook until the vegetables have wilted and begin to soften, approximately 8 minutes.
  • Add the diced potatoes and remaining 2 1/2 cups chicken stock, replace the cover and cook until vegetables are very soft, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, uncover and allow the soup to stand for 15 minutes to cool slightly; stir in the butter.
  • Very carefully transfer the hot vegetable mixture to blender container, puree until very smooth and in several batches if needed.
  • Season with salt and pepper; allow the soup to cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator.
  • When cool, cover and place in refrigerate until well chilled, 3 to 4 hours or serve at room temperature; adjusting seasoning if needed.
  • To serve, divide into individual serving bowls and garnish with some of the reserved green onion tops that have been thinly sliced.