Easy vichyssoise

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Leeks -- white part only
1 Onion
3 Potatoes
2 tablespoons Margarine
3 cups Chicken broth
2 cups Half and half
White pepper -- to taste
Salt -- to taste

1. Trim leeks and wash well to remove all sandy particles. Slice white part of leeks, onion and potatoes into thin slices. 2. Melt margarine in a large saucepan with lid. Saute leeks and onions until tender; do not brown. 3. Add potatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover pan and simmer 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Let cool to room temperature.

4. Process soup in blender or food processor until smooth; blend in about 3 batches to prevent overfilling blender. Pour puree into a large bowl. Stir in half-and-half. 5. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Serve this soup cold, adding salt and pepper to taste if you wish. If you wish to serve this warm, bring to serving temperature over a very low heat; do not allow soup to boil.

Yield: about 5-6 servings.

Recipe By : Jo Anne Merrill

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