Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ham and Potato Soup

Several years ago my husband and I were traveling through Utah and we stopped at my brother's home for a visit.  Steve's wife LoriAnne had a big hot pot of Ham and Potato Soup on the stove.  It was honestly the best ham and potato soup I had eaten.  She was kind enough to share the recipe with me and I have been making it ever since.  While my version is not exactly like LoriAnne's, it is still delicious and we eat it often, especially on cold snowy days like today.  Here is my version of the soup, with the closest measurements my non measuring cooking can give you.

Ham and Potato Soup

Dice about 4 C. of potatoes and put them in a big pot with enough water to cover them

Season to taste with salt, and pepper, and for me I like to also use my favorite Tastefully Simple Season Salt, you do what you like.  You can also add onion, or garlic, be adventurous!

Cook those potatoes about half way and add 1 lb. Diced Ham, and 1 full can of Corn - don't drain it, just pour it in with the juice and all.

Once the potatoes finish cooking pour in about 2 C. of milk and bring the soup back up to a boil. If the 2 C. of milk does not look like enough for your family then add more.

Make a slurry of cornstarch and cold water to thicken up your soup and quickly stir it in.  Add about 1 T. Parsley Flakes - or less if you want and the soup is ready!

Since I needed to make dinner early today I put this in my crock pot to keep it warm until dinner

This is a very flexible recipe, trust your instincts and adapt it to what your family enjoys!

Let me know what you think of this recipe and if you try it!

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