Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HAM & POTATO SOUP


Nothing can be more comforting than a warm bowl of creamy ham and potato soup on a cold winter day. Serve some garlic bread to go with it and it makes a complete meal.

Ingredients:
Potato ...... 1 medium sized ( diced) about 1/2 cup
Onion ........ 1 small ( finely chopped) about 1/4 cup
Celery ....... about 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
Ham .......... 1/4 cup ( diced)
Chicken stock .. 2-3 cups
White flour ..... 1 tbsp.
Butter ............. 1 tbsp.
Milk ................. 1/2 cup
Salt .................. to taste
Black or white pepper ....to taste.

Method:

1. Boil together diced potato, onion, celery and ham in the chicken stock adding salt to taste for 10-12 minutes.(use chicken cube+water if you don't have the stock ready.)

2. In a seperate pan heat the butter and stir in the white flour. Keep mixing for for a minute on medium flame and carefully stir in the milk whisking continuously to avoid lumps.


3. Add this to the boiling soup and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.

4. Check the salt and thickness of the soup according to your taste.
5. Sprinkle pepper and serve hot.

(This quantity serves 2)
PS: Vegetarians can substitute the ham with diced carrot and use the vegetable stock.
( Contributed by Holli Keshwani )

10 comments:

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    1. Yes it is yummy and creamy.. thanks

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  2. yummy n creamy...am big fan of ham..love it in any dish..this soup sounds great!

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    1. Yes Priya.. it is so delicious and creamy.

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  3. delicious looking soup, but without the ham:) love wholesome soups as they are very filling.

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    1. True Mayuri.. you can add celery instead.

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  4. I love a creamy potato soup - ham added another dimenstion.

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    1. Yes.. the combo is perfect.
      Thanks

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