Creamy Ham + Potato Soup

The last few days I’ve been craving ham and potato soup. I bought some ham earlier this week but haven’t got around to it till tonight.  Tonight is the night, all my worries were erased, it was just me and my creamy soup. This is a favorite of mine and is especially good in the winter months.  Even though it  might not look like it, it’s pretty hearty and will be hard to finish 2 bowls (not saying you can’t, I surely do).

4 cups peeled and cut potatoes
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 stalk celery
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 cups water
2 bouillon cubes (chicken)
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
salt/pepper to taste

Directions:
-Combine potatoes, onion powder, celery and water in a pot.  Bring to a boil then put on medium heat.  Add your bouillon cubes and salt/pepper.  Keep on medium for 12 minutes.
-In a small saucepan, melt butter and then fork in flour making a smooth mixture. Add in milk and continue to stir.
-Add milk mixture to pot of ham and mix together for a few minutes. 
-Serve and enjoy!

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More potato cutting + full walkthrough behind the cut.

 

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Wash your potatoes, peel your potatoes, dice your potatoes.

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Cut up your celery. My knife was really sharp tonight, be careful.

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Then cut up your ham into about 1/2 inch cube pieces.  This ham is cooked already, so sometimes I eat a few cubes.

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Here’s the ham I get, nothing fancy, but real good.

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Add your potatoes, celery and ham to the pot.

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Onion powder too. You could use onions here but you know onions gross me out.

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Add your water now.

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Add your bouillon cubes here. I always keep a little container of cubes nearby.

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Medium heat for 12 minutes. I know you think 12 minutes is exact and I agree.

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In another saucepan melt your butter.  I want to tell you about this butter, it usually costs $8.99. Can you believe that? I can’t imagine paying that for butter. I got it for $2.50 on sale, what a deal.

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Get your flour ready. If you’re anything like me you will create a mess and end up looking like Powder.

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Stir together quick.

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It will look like this.

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Then add your milk. Stir.

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Add milk to pot and keep stirring.

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Take a tester. MMMMMM, right?

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Enjoy! :)

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