Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Sick Day

Hey bloggers. As you can tell from my title of this entry, we are indeed having a sick day. What do normal people have on sick days? Yes. Soup. I love ham and potatoes. This soup is just that. A creamy, ham and potato soup that will soothe any sore throat and easy any unhappy stomach. Considering how crummy I feel today, I think we will get on with the recipe.

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

You will need:

  • 3 and 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup diced cooked ham
  • 3 and 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

Are we still all together?

  1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. 
  2. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. 
  3. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
  4. 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. 
  5. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. 
  6. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. 
  8. Serve immediately.

Soups are an easy alternative to standing over a hot stove and cooking. You just let them do their thing, boil, and ta-da! You have a super easy meal that will satisfy even the pickiest eater. I'll be back tomorrow for another entry of E.M.E.F. Good night everyone!