Friday, November 17, 2017

Vichyssoise/Chilled Leek & Potato Soup

Vichyssoise, is a thick soup made of leeks, onions, potatoes, cream with vegetable stock or chicken stock. This creamy soup is traditionally served cooled though it can be eaten hot. Though this soup is well known in United States, the origin of this soup is still a big question mark, yes this soup is quite an American invention. Trust me, though this soup is a reinvention of a French chef who worked at Ritz Carlton in New york city, you can never find this soup in France. If you want to have this soup in France, you have no other option than making yourself at home.

chilled Leek & Potato soup, Vichyssoise

However Vichyssoise was a unknown soup in France. French people have their own hot leek and potato soup. Coming to this chilled soup, its a prefect summer appetizer to serve while the weather is hot outside. The best part of this soup is it is loaded with cream, yes both sour cream and whipping cream are used to bring the creaminess to this super flavourful soup. Am running this week's blogging marathon with 'Cuisine of USA' as theme, and this Vichyssoise is a prefect dish to fit this fantastic theme.

Vichyssoise, chilled potato & leek soup

Recipe source: Here
3cups Leeks (chopped)
1no Onion (chopped)
3 Large potatoes (chopped)
2tbsp Butter
1/4cup Sour cream
1/4cup Heavy whipping cream
3cups Vegetable stock

Heat the butter in a large pot, once the butter turns borwn, add the chopped onions, saute for a while.

Add the chopped leeks, saute for a while. Now add the chopped potatoes and saute everything for a while.

Add the vegetable stock salt and cook everything in simmer until the vegetables gets well cooked.


Blend everything as a smooth soup. Allow the soup to cool a bit.

Stir in the sour cream, heavy whipping cream and allow to cool completely.

Serve with chopped chives.


Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Aww priya i m so hungry looking at this creamy soup!! Looks yumm!!

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I remember one trying this soup, it was so tempting. Looks amazing.

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice soup priya.
So nice to connect back after a long time.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

The pictures look very good Priya especially the second one.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

So creamy and love the flavor combination. This would be a great soup to make on a cold night.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

I have heard a lot about this soup but never tried it at home. Bookmarking yours to try soon. Great share.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

thats great, heard about potato soup But as a dip it can also be made. Fabulous attempt in trying this.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

admire the research there and what a lovely bowl of soup !

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

With the cold weather here I wouldn’t mind that hot soup , wonderful choice .

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

that is so funny because even in culinary school we are taught that this is a classic French soup so funny to hear that it is not so common in France.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, such a delicious and creamy soup. Looks yum.

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This is one of my favorite soups. Filling and delicious. Perfect for this cold weather.