Comfort Food #6 – Soup

Tippin-Comfort-Food Ham and Potato Soup

Makes 8 servings

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 540 gr or 3½ cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 40 gr or ⅓ cup diced celery
  • 55 gr or ⅓ cup finely chopped onion
  • 85 gr or ¾ cup diced cooked ham
  • 770 ml or 3¼ cups water
  • 1 gr or 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 gr or ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 gr or 1 teaspoon freshly ground white or black pepper, or to taste
  • 70 gr or 5 tablespoons butter
  • 40 gr or 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 475 ml or 2 cups milk

milk_1888279cTO MAKE:

  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 freshly grounded pepper.
  4. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  5. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute.
  6. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added.
  7. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through.
  9. Serve immediately.

Note 1: When you don’t care for cooked celery use a little celery seed.

Note 2: Use this recipe as a base also, with many variations , such as… no meat at all, Italian sausage & extra onion, diced chicken breast & (pre-steamed) broccoli, just to name a few. Add some chopped carrots for color and flavor.

Note 3: Like your potato soup a little bit thicker than it turned out? Mash the veggies real lightly with a potato masher and add some instant mashed potato flakes to thicken it up a bit!

ENJOY !

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 195
Total Fat: 10.5g
Cholesterol: 30mg
Sodium: 394mg
Total Carbohydrates: 19.5g
Dietary Fiber: 1.9g
Protein: 6.1g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20141211-ComfortFood-Ham-Potato-Soup

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