Man! What a day. I think I was home for maybe 20 minutes today between 8am-6pm. Needless to say, the day wore me out and I didn’t want to slave over a home cooked meal. So, what’s the solution you ask? Something in the crockpot of course!! And lucky for me, this meal could be cooked in the crockpot on high for 2 hours instead of the usual 4! (Double win!)
Now, you guys are in for a real treat. This is my Grandma’s recipe (in other words: it’s going to be delicious!). It is called vichyssoise, or better known as potato leek soup. It can be served hot (my preference) or chilled. Also, this meal can be cooked in the crockpot or on traditional stovetop.
WHAT YOU NEED:
-2 large sweet onions
-2-3 potatoes (yukon or baking will do)
-1 large leek (or 2 small leeks)
-1 to 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
-1/2 cup milk
-2 Tablespoons butter
-1 dollop of sour cream for garnish (optional)
So first you need to slice and clean your leek(s). Cut about 1/2 inch from the root and then cut about 1/2 inch from where the “leaves” start to form. Next, cut the leek lengthwise, so you are left with 2 pieces. Wash each side thoroughly under running water, making sure to get in between the layers to get out any dirt or sand. After they are washed, slice it up and throw it in the crockpot with the butter. Next, chop up your onions and potatoes and add them to the crockpot. Then add the chicken broth. Put the cover on and turn the heat to high for 2-4 hours, stirring occasionally if you are able. Once the contents are soft, turn the crockpot off. Add the milk and insert the hand blender and start blending! After the soup becomes smooth you are ready to serve with a dollop of sour cream!
Side note: If you make this stovetop, melt the butter in a pot, then add the leeks and onion. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add potatoes and chicken broth and let simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add milk and blend with hand blender.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! It is one of my favorites that my Grandma makes, and I hope to continue her good cooking skills! 😉