Yesterday was an unusual Christmas for me, but wonderful! My family came over and made a delicious ham and potato soup (only 195 calories per serving-really very good and tasty.) I thought I might share it with you for those who like a new, delicious flavor:
3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes (Idaho)
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced, cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
2. 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. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 or 5 minutes.
3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.
How many does it serve? I don't know! There was enough for three adults, two small grandchildren and some left over for me for soup today!
I'm glad we all came through the holiday with everything in tact!
Ahem, about my age: can't face that. So happy to see you posting again, Joyce.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 12/26/2011 8:27:54 AM (GMT-7)