Chive vichyssoise

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 tablespoon Unsalted margarine
1 medium Yellow chopped onion
1 medium Chopped leek
1 medium Chopped stalk celery
2 mediums All purpose potatoes
(about 1/2 lb) peeled and
Diced
1¾ cup Low salt chicken broth
1 cup Buttermilk
1 tablespoon Minced fresh/freeze
Dried chives
2 teaspoons Lemon juice
¼ teaspoon Hot red pepper sauce

In a large heavy saucepan melt the margarine over moderate heat. Add the onion, leek and celery and cook, uncovered, stirring, occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 6-8 minutes> Do not brown. Add the potatoes, stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. In blender or food processor, puree the soup in 2 or 3 batches, whirling each batch about 30 seconds. Stir in the buttermilk, chives, lemon juice and red pepper sauce. Cover the soup and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Thin with additional cold buttermilk if desired.

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