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  • Writer's pictureNicolas Echazarra

Vichyssoise: A Classic Soup Perfect for Any Season

Vichyssoise is a classic French soup that has been enjoyed for decades. Made with leeks, potatoes, and heavy cream, it's a creamy and flavorful soup that's perfect for any season. Whether you're looking for a warm and comforting dish on a chilly day or a light and refreshing soup on a hot summer day, vichyssoise is a great option.

Vichyssoise: Perfect for Any Season

Here's how to make this classic soup: Ingredients:

  • 2 large leeks, sliced and cleaned

  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Chives for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the leeks over medium heat until they're soft and translucent.

  2. Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.

  3. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, puree the soup until it's smooth.

  4. Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Chill the soup in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  6. Serve the vichyssoise cold, garnished with chives or a sprinkle of freshly ground pepper, if desired.

Vichyssoise is a simple soup to make, but it packs a lot of flavor. The leeks and potatoes are a great combination, and the heavy cream adds a rich and creamy texture that's sure to please. Whether you're a fan of classic French cuisine or just looking for a delicious and easy-to-make soup, vichyssoise is a great choice.

So next time you're in the mood for a warm and comforting soup or a light and refreshing dish, give vichyssoise a try. You won't be disappointed!

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