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Cream of Potato + Ham Soup


If it’s not the least bit cold where you are— turn on the AC down to about 45 degrees and make this soup! 😂

I grew up with the sun and ocean, so soup was never ever on the menu unless for some crazy reason the world turned upside down and it was below 60 degrees in Miami. When we needed something warm and comforting to eat, it was meatloaf with mashed potatoes or my mom's famous chicken fricassee. But now I live in the mountains and on cold days and frigid nights there is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of goodness like soup! This soup is warm and creamy with bits of salty ham mingled within makes this a “Winter Winner." We ended up making this soup because we had a leftover ham from the holidays and no room in the refrigerator to store it. As well, had planned on making garlic roasted potatoes for that same holiday dinner and completely forgot they were under the kitchen table with a bag of onions. So maybe we should call this soup serendipitous? Serendipity Cream of Potato? hahaha. Whatever you call it, just know it's GOOD! 2 T butter 2 T flour 2-3 carrots, roughly chopped 2-3 stalks of celery 1 garlic clove 1/4 t oregano 1/4 t thyme 1/2 of 1 large Vidalia onion 3 cups diced potatoes (I use russets) 1/2 c diced ham 2 c chicken stock 1/2 c heavy cream (use what you like) Salt & Pepper to taste With kids sometimes you have to hide veggies. Our kids love carrots, but think onions are just awful so I put the carrots, celery, onion and garlic in the food processor until super tiny. In a Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pan melt butter and add the carrot/onion mixture. Cook over med-high heat until moisture is absorbed. I’d say give the veggies a pinch of salt here. Add the thyme and oregano. Once combined, add potatoes and sprinkle flour over them. They’ll be sticky but that’s ok. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Use your wooden spoon to pick up any veggie bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring down to a simmer and allow to cook for about 20-25 minutes on low. You want the potatoes to soften but not fall apart. While on low add in your cream. Continue to simmer. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with nothing! Hahaha

Ok. Maybe a lil Tabasco and baguette...but that’s just me. Eat well, y’all! Soultree Foods 💖

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