I love soups and used to eat plenty when living in Italy. Winter in Milan can be very cold, rainy and sometimes snowy… So a good hot soup was a great dish to have on one of those cold evenings. Since moving here though, I have not felt the need to have soup as much as before. It is never “cold enough” for me to crave a hot vegetable soup. But this one is different. It is more often served cold (but can be eaten warm too) and I love it at room temperature. Which means, it is easier for me to eat it “down-under”. I served it with my multi-grain panini and home-made salty butter . Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Julia Child
Ingredients (for 4 persons):
450 gms leeks, sliced
450 gms potatoes, chopped
30 gms butter (I used my salted butter)
2 ½ glass water
½ cup crème fraîche
Dill or chives to garnish
Put the leeks and potatoes in a pot and let them sweat with the butter on a medium flame.
Add water and let it cook covered until the vegetables are soft.
Blend the soup with a hand mixer. Add the crème fraîche and salt.
Serve cold or warm with dill or chives and bread. I personally like it at room temperature with some of my multi grain panini and home-made salty butter .
Jill Colonna says
I love Vichyssoise – haven’t had it in ages and after seeing your lovely photos, I need to rectify this one. You have it room temp down under while we’re bracing ourselves for the cold now in Paris so this is perfect!
Parsley Sage says
That’s a beautiful soup 🙂 I’m still getting to know Leeks but I’m thinking this is a good way to build our relationship. Buzzed!
Beautiful soup! Love the simplicity!
I love that this soup looks great with so few ingredients. Lovely!
I’ve never heard of a soup with such a fancy name and I can’t believe how easy it is to make it. The texture looks so velvet that it probably goes down quite smoothly. Have a great Sunday!
Anna @The Littlest Anchovy says
Ah how I love Vichyssoise. Perfect for this lovely warm weather we are having!
The only thing I don’t like in this recipe- leeks.. 🙂 But the result looks very good 🙂
I love the ingredients, and I too love soup. I could probably eat it everyday.
I love saying “Vichyssoise”. It’s sounds lo elegant!
Eva@ kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com says
Soup could be my middle name, I love it so much! I didn’t think I’d made vichyssoise before, but I have, I just called it leek and potato soup! I garnished mine with a little gruyère cream.
Reem | Simply Reem says
Such pretty and sophisticated soup dear….
I love soups too, this is so perfect rich and creamy… DREAMY!!!!
P.S I hope you had a great time and got to relax on your vacation…. 🙂
Let just say that here the occasions to feel like soup don’t lack…. I have never made vichyssoise though, maybe I found employment for that leek in my fridge!
I love soups, all kinda soups as long as it’s a bowl of piping hot soup! 😀
This creamy soup sounds so tasty with those ingredients used tho it may looks a little too plain. I love leeks but had never try cooking it as soup. Must try this! 😉
Hope you’ve a wonderful weekend!
Elyse @The Cultural Dish says
I’ve actually never had a cold soup before.. I’ve been a little afraid to try it but this looks delicious!
If only it could get a lil cold this side…. i would have started making soups once again . this looks so creamy and lovely presentation.
Congrats on top 9! This sounds like a really comforting and tasty soup. I’m bookmarking for a chilly day 🙂
Sandra's Easy Cooking says
This looks like a fine soup, and also looks like served in a 5 star restaurant:)) Love this recipe!!!! Congrats on top 9! xoxo
Giulietta | Alterkitchen says
I love soups, too… and this looks awesome, simply awesome!
Terris@ Free Eats says
How lovely. I am a huge fan of recipes that let their ingredients shine. Congrats on the Top 9 too!
wok with ray says
This is a beautiful soup, Manu! Congrats on being featured on Foodbuzz. 🙂
Hi Manu, congrats on your Foodbuzz Top 9! 😉
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
Beautiful soup. I love leeks and potato soup – my favorite ingredients in one. I can’t get enough of it when I make it. I’m not sure how to pronounce Vichyssoise but all I can tell is this soup is super delicious….
I love that this soup only has a few ingredients… with your whole grain rolls, it would be perfect for this windy, rainy night we’re having in DC!