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Potato and Ham Ragu

Course: Dinner
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Laureen King
Ham and a rich creamy sauce that is flavoured with brandy, oregano, garlic and leeks turn potatoes into a gourmet dish.
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  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 oz ham cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup leeks sliced
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 ½ lbs potatoes cut into chunks
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoon brandy
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to season


  • Heat butter and oil in large skillet. Cook ham, garlic and leeks over medium low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Combine stock, brandy and oregano together, then slowly stir into the potatoes.
  • Cover and cook low heat for another 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender but not mushy.
  • Add parsley and cream, season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for additional 5 minutes.