Ham and Potato Soup
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
One of my favourite soup recipes, Ham and Potato Soup is delicious and hearty
- 5 cups potatoes peeled and diced
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup leeks finely sliced white and light green parts only
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 1 cloves garlic finely minced
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1 1/2 cup chopped ham
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups milk
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
- salt to taste
In large dutch oven heat 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp butter.
Add onion, leek and celery, garlic sauté until soft.
Add ham, cook until ham is heated.
Melt in additional tbsp. of butter, then sprinkle flour over ham/onion mixture, sautéing until combined, 1-2 minutes.
Stir in chicken stock, milk and potatoes.
Add bay leaf and pepper.
Continue to simmer, until potatoes are tender about 30-40 minutes. Do not allow to boil.