Friday’s Food For Thought – Chunky Potato & Ham Soup

October 7th, 2011 by sivodd

Happy Friday!

Chunky Potato & Ham Soup

This soup is excellent served in individual bread bowls. Buy small, round loaves. (I like Italian bread) Slice off the top piece, remove the inside of loaf. Leave 1 1/2  inch shell, and fill with soup.


Photo by Aminimanda

Prep time: 35 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 3 medium red potatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Ground black pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cubed cooked ham

Preparation:

  • Peel potatoes, (if desired) cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • Bring water to a boil in large saucepan, add potatoes & cook until tender. Drain and reserve liquid. Set potatoes aside. Measure 1 cup cooking liquid, add water, if necessary. (set aside)
  • Peel & finely chop onion. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion & cook, stirring frequently. Onion should be translucent & tender, but not brown.
  • Add flour, season with pepper flakes & black pepper to taste. (cook 3 to 4 minutes)
  • Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, milk and sugar to onion mixture & stir well. Add cheese and ham. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Enjoy! Have a Great Weekend!

Lisa

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