Fake Vichyssoise (Or Cream of Leek and Potato Soup - No Cream)

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“I can't remember who gave me this years ago, but I have made it many, many times in its different guises”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb potato, peeled and chopped into 2 inch chunks
  • 1 lb leek, trimmed and all the white part and some of the green sliced into 2 inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chunked
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 12 pint water
  • 34 pint vegetable stock (Cube will do) or 34 pint chicken stock (Cube will do)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh chives or 1 bunch dried chives, would do, for garnish


  1. Put potatoes, leeks, onion, butter and the half-pint of water in a large microwaveable bowl.
  2. Cover and microwave on high for 20 minutes.
  3. Have the hot stock ready and add to the cooked vegetables.
  4. Cook for a further 5 minutes, then add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Blend till smooth in blender.
  6. Enjoy.
  7. This recipe is a real work-horse; you can ring the changes using other vegetables, like celery, carrot, etc.
  8. Just use them instead of the leeks and you'll have'cream of celery','cream of carrot'whatever.
  9. You can make it part-chunky or smooth in the blender.

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