Vichyssoise

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 tablespoons Butter or margarine
4 Leeks; mostly white part chopped
1 Onion; chopped
4 cups Water
4 cups Chicken broth
2½ tablespoon Flour
Salt, white pepper
4 Potatoes; peeled and cubed
1 cup Whipping cream
2 cups Half and half
Chopped chives

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large kettle, add leeks and onion and cook until tender but not browned. Add water and broth and bring to boil.

Knead flour into remaining 3 tablespoons butter to form paste and stir into boiling mixture with wire whisk to blend well. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Add potatoes, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft. Press through sieve. Cool. Add cream and half and half to soup, then chill. Top each serving with sprinkling of chopped chives.

Created by: Victor Hugo Inn, Laguna Beach, Calif.

(C) 1992 The Los Angeles Times

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