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Old 05-09-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Potato Soup/Vichyssoise

There are just so many soup recipes to look thru'.
I'm looking for one of the above that does not use bacon or ham.
It's not that I don't eat them, I just don't fancy them in a potato soup.
Anyone?????...thanks in advance

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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I just googled potato leek soup and found a gazillion that dont use bacon or ham.

Vichyssoise is not made with meat of any sort and is served cold.
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
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Potato Leek Soup(Potage Parmentier)

2 Tb Olive Oil

4 C Leeks, sliced (12 oz.)
1 C Onion, sliced
4 C Russet Potato, 2 pieces
6 C Chicken Broth
TT Salt and Black Pepper
C Heavy Cream

Heat the oil in a 4-quart sauce pan. Saut the leeks and onion for about five minutes, over moderate heat, until they are soft but not browned.

Add the potato and broth.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 20-30 minutes.

Using an immersion or regular blender, puree the soup.

Mix in the cream and simmer for 3-5 more minutes.

Serve with a garnish of finely chopped chives.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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If you really want to own your soup, boil the potatoes in the broth whole, then pull them out with tongs, slotted spoon, or whatever when they are just tender, then grate them on a cheese grater, or run em through a food mill. add them back to the soup and re-simmer until they start to dissolve. The texture is so much better then blended pot/leek soup. Also grated nutmeg is great in that kind of soup.
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leeks, milk or cream, other, potatoes

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