Cucumber-Buttermilk Vichyssoise V1
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- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup vidalia (chopped, sweet onion)
- 1 garlic cloves (minced)
- 3 1/4 cups english cucumber (chopped seeded peeled)
- 1 1/2 cups baking potato (cubed peeled)
- 21 ozs chicken broth (divided)
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp white pepper
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook 8 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
Add chopped cucumber, potato, and 2 cans broth to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until potato is very tender, stirring occasionally.
Place one-third of potato mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Repeat procedure twice with remaining potato mixture. Cool.
Add remaining 1 can chicken broth, buttermilk, juice, salt, and pepper to cooled potato mixture, stirring well. Cover and chill.