June 1, 2009

Ham and Potato Soup

This is an easy and simple ham and potato soup I came up with to use up left over ham. If you prefer a thicker soup, use less water and bullion.

1 tablespoon bacon grease
1 cup celery, diced
Half a large onion, diced
2 cups cooked ham, diced
4 cups potatoes, diced
5 cups water
3 cubes chicken bullion
8 tablespoons butter
8 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
salt and pepper

Heat up bacon grease in a large heavy pot. Add celery, onions, salt and pepper and sautee for a few minutes.

Add ham and potatoes and mix well with celery and onions.

Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and add bullion.

Cook until potatoes are at a desired consistency. While the soup is simmering, in a sauce pan on low, add butter and stir until melted. Whisk in the flour until well incorporated and add milk a little at a time being sure to whisk out the lumps. Once all the milk is added, whisk mixture for about 2 minutes, or until it thickens.

Add the mixture to the soup pot and mix until well incorporated, then serve the soup.

Optional toppings: broken up pieces of cooked bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped chives, or cayenne pepper.


sizzlechef said...

Yummy ! Thank you for sharing.

Pinkfoodie said...

Hi Sizzlechef - Thank you for reading.

Life On Two Wheels said...

This was an AMAZING soup! Gone soon after completion.

Vasanti said...

Great way to use the left overs! I've had a similar potato-bacon soup and it's delicious.

Pinkfoodie said...

Hi Vasanti - Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you've enjoyed a similar ham and potato soup.