Thursday, January 22, 2009

Potato Ham Soup

This is the epitome of comfort food soup! MMmmmmmm, it was so good. Of course, I made a few modifications, but it was really good! I got this recipe off and stole the photo from there too, so don't think that I took it- cause I would never stage mine so beautifully. :)

3 1/2 c. peeled and diced potatoes (I did like 4 1/2, cause I like potatoes!)
1/3 c. diced celery
1/3 c. finely chopped onion
3/4 c. diced cooked ham (I did more cause Joey likes 'da meat')
1/2 c. chopped carrots (my addition)
3/1/4 c. water (I did a lot more, but it was a little too much- I'd probably just cover your veggies)
2 T. chicken bouillon granules
1/2 t. salt, or to taste
1 t. black pepper
Cayenne (mmmm...bad daysh...even though it still wasn't too spicy for Joe, so I'm not in trouble)
5 T. butter
5 T. flour
2 c. milk
2 c. corn (my addition)

1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham, carrots 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. *I put the boullion cubes in when I boiled everything, not afterwards*
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. *I made more of this mixture because I added more liquid and more veggies*
3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. *I also added the frozen corn here.* Serve immediately.

This was delish! I've never made a soup with ham in it and it turned out yummy!


princess jen said...

Mmmmm.... so yummy! We made this for dinner tonight! I forgot to add the corn and I didn't use cayenne. I used a healthy dose of kosher salt and some freshly ground pepper along with some organic no-salt seasoning (from costco). It was incredibly delicious!

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