Classic Vichyssoise

Classic Vichyssoise
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick (about 4 cups)
  • 4 medium leeks, trimmed and washed as directed opposite, sliced 1/8 inch thick (about 3 cups)
  • 1 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh chives, for garnish

Combine the leeks, potatoes, milk, and 2 cups water in a 4-quart pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add 1-1/2 tsp. salt, reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer until a potato slice falls apart when you poke it with a fork, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the cream, ...

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Variations on Classic Vichyssoise

  • Classic Vichyssoise
    • 2 3/4 to 3 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth
    • 1/4 pound sliced bacon, chopped
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
    • +3 other ingredients

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