Monday, May 27, 2013

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

I am a HUGE fan of soup. It is so comforting and it just flat out tastes good. I will have soup all year round. In fact one time I had it in the middle of summer 103 degree weather while living in an un-air conditioned apartment. I take my soup eating serious people!:) This was one of my go to recipes when Brent and I were first married and I would make it when we were sick. Deelicious!

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup  
Serves 8

3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
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
2 cups milk

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.
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.
Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

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