Potato and Ham Soup

I found this recipe on-line last year. I can’t remember where. I wasn’t sure my family would like it. Turns out they love it!

I got tickled listening to Dillon “chew” the potatoes and ham. They were so tender that you didn’t need to bite down hard at all. I could hear his teeth hitting together. This “knock, knock, knock” sound coming from his mouth. My Man and I just laughed.

Let’s get to cooking!

Whatcha Need:

  • 3 1/2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 3/4 cup diced ham (I used the precooked ham)
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more to taste if you like)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk

I am going to take the moment to tell you that I thought about taking pictures after I had already started cooking. I do that from time to time. Start cooking and forget all about needing pictures.

Putting It All Together

While dicing and chopping the potatoes, onions and ham, bring the water to a boil. Boil the potatoes and onions until they are tender.

While they are boiling and getting all tender, melt the butter in a separate sauce pan.

Add flour

and whisk (I like that word) till mixed together, about 1 minute.

Slowly add milk, while stirring, so not to make lumps. Do ya know how hard that is to do while taking pictures at the same time?

I didn’t get a picture with all the milk poured in. Pour it all in there.

Whisk the milk/flour mixture with a fork over  med/low heat until thickened, about 4-5 minutes.

When potatoes and onions are tender, add ham,

salt,

pepper,

and chicken bouillon and mix together.

Pour in milk mixture.

That is what it should look like after all the milk is added. Stir into potatoes and cook until heated through. That’s it! You’re done!

We had cornbread with ours. That can cook while you are making the soup. Really good on a cool, fall night.

 

 

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