Chef Bob’s Ham and Potato Soup

Ham and Potato Soup

 

OK, so I like  bread bowls.  I just needed to decide what to fill them with.  It has to be thick and creamy like clam chowder but…I already did the clam chowder. So I did what I always do when I’m looking for something.  Experiment!  How can you go wrong making a soup that has two classic ingredients in it, ham  and potatoes?  You can’t!  Ummm, by the way, this is NOT low calorie, sorry.

 

  • 3 ½ cups      Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup Onion,      finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Celery,      diced
  • ½ Cup Ham cooked      and diced.
  • 3 ½ cups Water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Chicken bouillon      granules or 2 cups of
  • Good chicken stock Reduce water by 2 cups.
  • 5 tbsps. Butter
  • 5 tbsps. Flour
  • 2 cups milk

Step 1

Add potatoes, celery, onions, and diced ham to the water. Bring them to a boil.  Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.  Stir and add chicken bullion. Omit if using stock. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

Melt butter in a saucepan. Whisk flour in and add milk, add to soup mixture  Stir on low heat for 5 minutes or till mixture is thick.  Serve with a sprinkle of Smoked Paprika on top if you like.  I do!

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