Ham and Potato Soup

Since winter has decided it doesn’t want to leave  New England, I decided it was time for another yummy soup recipe to keep the cold and gloomy weather at bay!

Ham and Potato Soup

(adapted from allrecipes.com)

20130319-083340.jpgIngredients:

~4 cups chopped potatoes (I leave skins on, you can do either)

~1 cup chopped ham

1 small onion

~4 cups chicken broth

5 T butter

5 T flour

2 cups milk

S&P

Directions:

1) Chop potatoes, ham, and onion and put into large pot.

2) Pour chicken broth into pot and bring to a boil.

3) Boil 10-15 minute or until potatoes are tender.

4) Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan. When butter is melted slowly add flour, stirring constantly until mixture is the color of a new penny.

5) Add milk a little at a time, incorporating fully into the flour/butter mixture.

6) Add to pot with the rest of the ingredients and stir to mix.

7) Serve with some shredded cheddar cheese and a fresh loaf of crusty bread!

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