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Sunday, March 25, 2012
HEARTY HAM AND POTATO SOUP
3 1/2 cups peeled and diced red or Yukon potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
1/2 cup canned corn or mushrooms(optional)
1/2 cup shredded fresh Parmesan
1 small pinch fresh ground nutmeg
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese for serving
Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon,nutmeg, salt and pepper.
In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk and Parmesan cheese as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, add corn or mushrooms and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese on top of each serving.ENJOY!!