We had some ham in the fridge that needed to be used and, again, opted for ham and potato soup using the recipe from Allrecipes. The first time we made it, I didn’t think it had enough goodies, so we added more ham and potatoes this time.
Ham and potato Soup – Adapted from Allrecipes
7 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 cup diced cooked ham (Kentucky Legend)
2 1/4 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through.
Serve immediately topped with your favorite garnish.
We all thought this was a very good version of a pretty basic and easy soup.
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2/2/17 Meal Date